15 Jan 2020 | BDN
As we’ve learned from the containment and removal of other hazardous substances, costs only grow as action is delayed.
14 Jan 2020
The lawsuit claims the defendants withheld scientific evidence, and intentionally, knowingly and recklessly sold, distributed, released, transported, supplied, arranged for disposal or treatment, and handled and used PFAS and PFAS-containing materials in Michigan in a way that they knew would contaminate natural resources and expose Michigan residents to harm.
11 Jan 2020 | NBC Universal
New York plans to restrict the use of firefighting foam that contains certain chemicals that have the potential to contaminate groundwater.
10 Jan 2020 | The Hill
Under the bill the EPA would be required to set a mandatory drinking water standard for PFAS. The bill includes a number of other measures that would further regulate PFAS, including requiring PFAS to be covered under the hazardous waste cleanup law, and imposes a five-year moratorium on the development of new PFAS chemicals.
9 Jan 2020 | Wisconsin Public Radio
A Wisconsin bill would ban the use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS in most cases. Democratic lawmakers objected, saying the bill doesn’t go far enough to protect the public.
9 Jan 2020 | NC Policy Watch
The NC Department of Environmental Quality is proposing a maximum concentration of 70 ppt for PFOS and for PFOA in groundwater. This is the same level as recommended by the EPA.
9 Jan 2020 | Santa Fe New Mexican
Under the New Mexican state law, the Air Force is supposed to monitor its wastewater but has failed to do so. Aside from PFAS chemicals, the wastewater likely contains other pollutants, including nitrate, chloride, Kjeldahl nitrogen and dissolved metals that exceed state standards.
8 Jan 2020 | Bridge Magazine
Through month’s end, the state is soliciting input on the proposed rules, including three community meetings, before likely rolling them out in late spring.
[Blog] California holds technical PFAS seminar on state of science and possible future drinking water regulations
7 Jan 2020 | Squire Patton Boggs
Many participants grappled with the clear tension between a general desire to develop meaningful regulations and the need to do so in an informed and deliberate manner.
7 Jan 2020 | Industry Dive
While some waste companies have been wary of PFAS legislation, others are open to the potential upside.
6 Jan 2020
The contamination was about 19 times the U.S. drinking water health advisory. According to metropolitan government officials, the well was not being used as a source for drinking water at the time of the detection.
3 Jan 2020 | Bloomberg Environment
The House expects to begin considering a bill that would push the EPA to create nationwide protective measures against PFAS, and could vote on passage Jan. 10, according to an aide to House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)
26 Dec 2019 | The Hill
Lawmakers must largely start anew after a major attempt to regulate a cancer-linked chemical that is spreading into the water supply across the United States was stripped from legislation this week, striking the best bet in years to address the problem.
26 Dec 2019 | Bloomberg Environment
New York enacted a ban on the use, manufacture, sale, or distribution of firefighting foam and equipment containing fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, unless no viable alternatives are available.
26 Dec 2019 | AP News
News outlets reported that Decatur’s school system has filed notice saying it plans to sue over industrial toxins leaking from the one-time landfill beneath the former Brookhaven Middle School. Chemicals are leaking into a creek, groundwater and the Tennessee River, the system contends.