13 Feb 2021
DuPont, Chemours and Corteva reached the agreement in 2020 and made the announcement three weeks into the new year. It attempts to protect all three against “potential legacy PFAS liabilities,” a joint statement from the three CEOs says.
9 Feb 2021
While Mr. Regan was questioned on many topics during his hearing, his statements supported two key points that we have been predicting for several months: (1) that Biden’s EPA will place top priority on PFAS and (2) that the EPA’s PFAS regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act are coming – soon.
26 Jan 2021
The U.S. EPA announced a suite of actions from across the agency that will continue the significant progress the agency has made to implement the PFAS Action Plan—the most comprehensive cross-agency plan ever to address an emerging chemical of concern.
12 Jan 2021
The EPA is requesting public comment on its recently published Interim PFAS Destruction and Disposal Guidance.
12 Jan 2021
A signal that this “next wave” of products liability litigation may be here came late last week with the announcement that a product manufacturer settled a group of pending PFAS lawsuits – some of the damages going to environmental cleanup, but some of the damages going towards settlement with individuals for personal injury.
4 Jan 2021
The Minnesota Department of Health will sample public water systems for PFAS starting in early 2021.
1 Jan 2021
This guidance, published Dec. 18, 2020, highlights how much is still unknown about how to effectively remove these materials from the environment.
29 Dec 2020
The House is expected to vote Monday to override President Donald J. Trump’s veto of the $740 billion national defense bill, which includes money for PFAS cleanup at air bases across the country.
21 Dec 2020
Burning PFAS as hazardous waste to destroy the chemicals is one of the three technologies the EPA suggests in interim guidance issued Dec. 18.
15 Dec 2020
Technical comments submitted to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources regarding managing the class of PFAS.
8 Dec 2020
The interim strategy makes a number of recommendations for the consideration of PFAS in the NPDES permit program.
8 Dec 2020
On December 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo took the final step and signed the PFAS food packaging ban it into law, joining Maine and Washington in banning the use of PFAS in food packaging.
1 Dec 2020
Some facilities may have to test for the presence of PFAS in their wastewater, under a new strategy from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning Incineration of Firefighting Foam Containing PFAs in Certain New York Cities
24 Nov 2020
Governor Cuomo today signed legislation banning the incineration of AFFF containing PFAS, the emerging contaminants known as PFAS, in certain cities.
11 Nov 2020
Michael McCabe, a former EPA official and aide to Joe Biden, led DuPont’s defense of PFOA avoiding regulation that would have cost DuPont dearly.