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  • Defense Department claims new treatment technique a potential fix for PFAS-contaminated water


    7 Nov 2019 |

    "This is the only technology that actually destroys PFAS molecules that has been demonstrated at this scale; it doesn't just remove them from water," added Clarkson's Dr. Tom Holsen, also a principal researcher, in the release. "All of the other demonstrations that we're aware of remove it from the water through filtration so there is still a PFAS containing waste."

  • ‘Forever chemicals’ legacy weighs on Chemours’ future


    4 Nov 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

    Estimates of Chemours’ liabilities related to PFAS, range from the company’s figure of up to $802 million, to one analyst’s calculation of more than $160 billion—more than 15 times the company’s highest-ever market capitalization.

  • PFAS solution IN (or OUT) of the NDAA?


    1 Nov 2019 | National Law Review

    Read the full article by Steven Barringer and Katie Reed (National Law Review) “As legislative days dwindle, Congress is in a full sprint to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (related blog post), among several other must-pass bills. Controversial issues, such as border wall funding, military actions related to Iran, PFAS, among others, have bedeviled congressional…

  • [Audio] PFAS chemicals, and you


    1 Nov 2019 | Science Friday

    Science Friday: Conversation with Robert Bilott and Sharon Lerner

  • [UCS Blog] PFAS contamination is an equity issue, and president Trump’s EPA is failing to fix it


    31 Oct 2019 | Union of Concerned Scientists

    While we’re all exposed to some degree, who’s most at risk of being harmed? The Union of Concerned Scientists found that communities of color and low-income communities are more likely to bear the economic and biological burden of the federal government’s lack of responsiveness to community concerns on this toxic class of chemicals.

  • Congress Quickly Losing Patience With EPA on PFAS


    31 Oct 2019

    Republicans and Democrats alike on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said the agency is moving too slowly to set minimum standards for the presence of PFAS in water.

  • Spatial and temporal variability of perfluoroalkyl substances in the Laurentian Great Lakes


    30 Oct 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

    Long-chain PFAS found to bioaccumulate in soil and biota than compared to the water column.

  • Lowe’s bans toxic PFAS chemicals in residential carpets and rugs it sells


    30 Oct 2019 | Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

    “All indoor residential carpet and rugs purchased by Lowe’s will be free of PFAS chemicals by January 2020.” 

  • Enhanced adsorption of perfluoro alkyl substances for in situ remediation


    30 Oct 2019 | Envir. Sci.: Water Research & Tech.

    Adding commercially available drinking water coagulants to impacted waters can aid in PFAS remediation.

  • Mark Ruffalo, Todd Haynes talk ‘Dark Waters’: ‘Our environmental future is at stake’


    29 Oct 2019 | Variety

    “It is the truth,” Bilott said, assessing how accurate he feels the film is. “They did an amazing job condensing [20 years] into two hours. I was a little skeptical at first…about whether I should do something like this, but it was clear that [Mark] was doing it for the right reason: to bring the story out, to do it accurately and [he] wanted to show what really happened.”

  • Chemours calls for focused PFAS research, controls


    24 Oct 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

    Chemours, facing hundreds of millions in liability, believes that the regulatory focus should be on the non-polymer category of PFAS. Efforts also should include a look at side-chain fluorinated polymers because “these compounds do have the potential to degrade under certain conditions to form non-polymer PFAS." Chemours has also committed to making its authentic reference standards publicly available and called upon the rest of the fluoropolymer industry to do the same.

  • Top U.S. toxicologist was barred from saying PFAS cause disease in humans. She’s saying it now


    24 Oct 2019 | The Intercept

    “I was banned from doing it,” said Birnbaum. “I had to use ‘association’ all the time. If I was talking about human data or impacts on people, I had to always say there was an association with a laundry list of effects.”

  • PFAS exposure may increase risk of breast cancer


    24 Oct 2019 | EWG News

    To reduce the risk of breast cancer and other health impacts from PFAS, Congress should include in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 provisions that would quickly phase out the use of PFAS in military firefighting foam, reduce industrial discharges of PFAS, require reporting and monitoring for PFAS in ground and surface water, and jump-start the cleanup process under Superfund.

  • [Proposal solicitation] SERDP and ESTCP grants for PFAS cleanup research


    24 Oct 2019

    The U.S. Department of Defense's environmental research arm is soliciting proposals for research into thermal destruction and in situ sorption of PFAS.

  • Dr. Phil Brown talks PFAS contamination and ongoing research


    23 Oct 2019 | Northeastern University

    “It’s a big deal,” Brown says. “You put all this together and it’s the biggest chemical contamination issue in many, many years.” The important part, he says, is to regulate these chemicals as a class, rather than individually. Otherwise, each of the roughly 4,700 chemicals would need to be investigated separately, even if they had only minor molecular differences. And since the health effects are long-term problems like cancer, these studies could take decades.