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  • New PFAS chemical contamination discovered in New Jersey

    Policy

    10 Jun 2020

    Government scientists suspected that the factory was releasing a dangerous PFAS chemical, and they had good reason to think so.

  • Nontargeted mass-spectral detection of chloroperfluoropolyether carboxylates in New Jersey soils

    Science

    10 Jun 2020 | Science

    The historical legacy-PFAS fingerprint for sources in New Jersey was developed.

  • Wisconsin leads 22-state coalition on PFAS

    News

    10 Jun 2020 | Urban Milwaukee

    States are urging the agency to regulate more PFAS substances and consider regulating PFAS as a class of chemicals.

  • PFAS cleanup backers face unexpected foe: water utilities

    News

    9 Jun 2020 | Bloomberg Law

    After decades of inaction, the federal government has gotten serious about cleaning up PFAS, a class of compounds known as “forever chemicals” that have been linked to health problems and inhabit the bloodstream of nearly every American

  • San Francisco Bay region issues risk-based screening levels for PFAS at cleanup sites

    News

    8 Jun 2020 | JDSupra

    The Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board also created a strategy for identifying and prioritizing potential sites for PFAS testing, as well as additional investigation and cleanup. Sites with industrial, manufacturing or firefighting facilities/processes that have a history of using PFAS will be prioritized.

  • Johnson Controls pushes back on DNR order to test more wells for ‘forever chemicals’

    News

    8 Jun 2020 | Milwaukee journal sentinel

    Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, started testing firefighting foam with perfluorinated chemicals at the training center in Marinette in 1962 and continued the practice until late 2017 when testing was moved indoors, where the chemicals could be captured and transported to a different site for disposal.

  • ASDWA publishes new PFAS – source water protection guide and toolkit

    News

    5 Jun 2020 | ASDWA

    The purpose of the guide and toolkit is to demonstrate and share effective strategies for addressing PFAS contamination risk in source waters that will help inform policy decisions, assist state drinking water programs in protecting public health, and encourage collaboration and communication among states and water utilities.

  • Foam Transition: Is it as simple as "foam out/foam in"?

    News

    5 Jun 2020 | The Catalyst

    As an increasing number of drinking water supplies are discovered to be impacted with PFASs above levels deemed to be safe, numerous impacted communities are instigating litigation against end users and manufacturers of aqueous film forming foams and fluoroprotein foams.

  • New PFAS chemical contamination discovered in New Jersey

    News

    4 Jun 2020 | The Intercept

    Government scientists suspected that the factory was releasing a dangerous PFAS chemical, and they had good reason to think so.

  • Warning issued over PFAS levels in fish in 3 Connecticut rivers

    News

    4 Jun 2020 | NBC Connecticut

    People are urged to eat no more than one meal per month of bass taken from the specific sections of the Natchaug, Shetucket, and Willimantic Rivers.

  • New PFAS chemical contamination discovered in New Jersey

    News

    4 Jun 2020 | The Intercept

    The recently identified chemicals is known only as “Solvay’s compound” which is a replacement for the PFNA, a close relative of PFOA. Previously, 83 wells around the site have been found to be contaminated with both PFNA and PFOA. Elevated levels of PFNA were found in people living near the plant, with one person’s blood level reaching 63 times the national average.

  • Developing field device to detect PFAS contamination

    News

    3 Jun 2020 | News Wise

    Potentially harmful man-made chemicals used in firefighting foam and consumer products have contaminated groundwater and even private wells near military, industrial and disposal sites across the country—including Joe Foss Field and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.

  • Study finds PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women

    News

    3 Jun 2020 | Endocrine Society

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure may cause menopause to occur two years earlier in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

  • New Jersey announces stringent MCLs for PFOA and PFOS

    Policy

    2 Jun 2020

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today officially published its adoption of stringent, health-based drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS.

  • With $3 billion PFAS cleanup price tag looming, Pentagon looks to industry for ideas

    News

    2 Jun 2020 | Phys.org

    Staring down a $3 billion—and growing—tab to clean up water sources at military installations across the country that are contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals linked to firefighting foam, the Defense Department is now in discussions with private companies about potential cleanup solutions that might reduce the cost.