$4 billon settlement to protect Chemours, DuPont, Corteva against legacy PFAS liabilities

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.

EPA PFAS Regulations: “PFAS A Priority” Says Incoming Administrator

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.

EPA Delivers Results on PFAS Action Plan

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.

Notice of Availability for Public Comment: Interim PFAS Destruction and Disposal Guidance

12 Jan 2021

The EPA is requesting public comment on its recently published Interim PFAS Destruction and Disposal Guidance.

PFAS Product Liability Cases – Are the Floodgates Now Open?

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.

State to begin monitoring ‘forever chemicals’ in public water supplies

4 Jan 2021

The Minnesota Department of Health will sample public water systems for PFAS starting in early 2021.

Much Still Unknown about PFAS Destruction and Disposal

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.

National defense bill may mean money for PFAS cleanup in Massachusetts

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.

3 PFAS disposal technologies are most promising, US EPA says

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.

Re Advance Notice on the Regulation of Perfluoroalkyl, Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as a Class

15 Dec 2020

Technical comments submitted to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources regarding managing the class of PFAS.

EPA Issues Interim Strategy for Addressing PFAS in Wastewater Permits

8 Dec 2020

The interim strategy makes a number of recommendations for the consideration of PFAS in the NPDES permit program.

New York Ban On PFAS In Food Packaging Is Now Law

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.

US EPA recommends testing wastewater for PFAS

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.

Biden EPA transition team member helped DuPont dodge responsibility for PFOA

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.