Germany, Central and North Baden: PFAS in paper sludge & agriculture

7 Aug 2019

Information on PFAS contamination of agricultural land and drinking water resources in Germany by paper sludge application.

Michigan: PFAS & biosolids

5 Aug 2019

Information on the first case of PFAS biosolids contamination in Michigan and their Industrial Pretreatment Program's guidance.

Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

1 Aug 2019

U.S. Senators GaryPeters (D-MI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect the health and safety of firefighters and emergency responders who are frequently exposed to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams as they work to keep communities safe.

Is the burst of the AFFF bubble a precursor to long term environmental liabilities?

29 Jul 2019

A comprehensive analysis of why airports should make a switch to fluorine free foam. It provides an encouragingly long list of airports throughout the world, which have already made this switch.

N.H. approves unprecedented limits for PFAS chemicals in drinking water

19 Jul 2019

New Hampshire adopted the country’s most sweeping limits for PFAS chemical contamination in drinking water. It makes New Hampshire the first state to require local water systems, landfills and wastewater plants to routinely test and treat for four chemicals classified as PFAS.

House gearing up for PFAS in defense bill

9 Jul 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives takes up work this week on what could become its own version of major PFAS legislation attached to the National Defense Authorization Act.

New York: The Nation's Most Protective MCLs for PFOA/PFOS Accepted

8 Jul 2019

New York's Health Commissioner has accepted the Drinking Water Quality Council's recommendation to adopt MCLs of 10 ppt for PFOA and 10 ppt for PFOS. These levels are the lowest in the nation. Once adopted, the Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Department of Environmental Conservation will closely coordinate with the Department of Health to help fund and remediate water systems that test above the new maximum contaminant levels.

Germany: Proposes PFHxA restriction under REACH

1 Jul 2019

Germany has submitted its intention to restrict PFHxA and related chemicals under REACH. Chemicals in this group are short-chain PFAS used in many consumer products.

Europe: GenX declared a Substance of Very High Concern

28 Jun 2019

The EU Member State Committee voted to identify HFPO-DA (aka. GenX), as a substance of very high concern due to its probable serious effects on human health and the environment.

Michigan: Recommended PFAS health-based drinking water values

27 Jun 2019

Michigan Science Advisory Workgroup's recommended health-based drinking water values for 7 PFAS.  This information will be used to develop regulatory drinking water standards for PFAS by April 2020.

New Hampshire: Updated PFAS MCLs

27 Jun 2019

New Hampshire announced updated, lower PFAS MCLs.

Senate vote requires military, EPA to deal with harmful 'forever chemicals'

27 Jun 2019

The Senate passed the 2020 Defense Spending Bill including a bipartisan amendment that would commission the U.S. Geological Survey to track PFAS contamination nationwide and require public utilities to test drinking water for PFAS. The House is expected to vote on this legislation in July.

Wisconsin: Dept. of Health Services recommends 20 ppt groundwater quality standard for PFOA and PFOS

21 Jun 2019

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued its recommendations for groundwater quality standards for PFOA and PFOS.

Canada: Airports move to fluorine-free foam

21 Jun 2019

Canadian Aviation Regulations have recently changed to allow airports to use environmentally friendly fluorine-free firefighting foam rather than PFAS.

Massachusetts: PFAS Drinking Water Standard (MCL) Development

20 Jun 2019

MassDEP is in the process of establishing a PFAS MCL of 20 ppt (applicable to the SUM of concentrations for PFDA, PFHpA, PFHxS, PFNA, PFOS & PFOA). Written comments are due by COB on July 19, 2019.

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