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  • Trump promises to veto a bill banning the military from using toxic products with PFAS

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    11 Jul 2019 | Pacific Standard

    US President Donald Trump threatened to veto a defense spending bill with an amendment that restricts the use of a toxic chemical compound found in firefighting foams. Several provisions in the bill, introduced in the House of Representatives, would require the United States Department of Defense to switch to safer foams without PFAS... The bill would also require the military to pay to clean up sites where its activities have contaminated the water, including farms and watersheds, and classify the areas as Superfund sites.

  • A vote this week may help launch changes to federal PFAS oversight

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    10 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Congress is looking at a wave of proposed PFAS legislation, including several amendments added to the military spending bill for 2020. If the U.S. House of Representatives votes as expected this week on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, environmental proponents say, they’re likely to include measures that would strengthen PFAS requirements for the federal government and military...

  • House gearing up for PFAS in defense bill

    Policy

    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.

  • PFAS sleuths seek ‘forever chemical’ fingerprints

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    9 Jul 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

    Scientists push to identify sources of PFAS contamination. Stronger evidence could bolster hundreds of lawsuits, regulatory cleanup...

  • 3M stock is the biggest loser in the Dow today. This is why

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    5 Jul 2019 | Barron’s

    3M has hit a rough patch, facing new environmental liabilities at the same time that global economic growth is slowing. The concerns have led investors to sell 3M stock (ticker: MMM), driving down its price by more than 20% from its 52-week high. 

  • Farmers losing everything after ‘forever chemicals’ turned up in their food

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    2 Jul 2019 | BuzzFeed News

    ’Forever chemicals’ linked to cancer are turning up in farm produce across the country, leading farms to lay off workers, incinerate cranberry harvests, kill cows, and dump thousands of gallons of dairy milk. Such long-lived "fluorinated" compounds have been measured in the drinking water in over 600 locations in 43 states, near factories or military bases that use them in firefighting foams…

  • Chemours says DuPont lowballed environmental liabilities

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    1 Jul 2019 | Washington Post

    Chemours, a spinoff of DuPont’s Performance Chemicals unit, filed a recently unsealed lawsuit against DuPont, claiming that the maximum liability exposure figures that DuPont certified prior to the spinoff have proven to be “systematically and spectacularly wrong.”

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

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    27 Jun 2019 | The Hill

    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.

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

    Policy

    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.

  • Bipartisan Senate efforts to mandate agencies address growing PFAS crisis

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    21 Jun 2019

    As more than two dozen federal legislative proposals to address PFAS elbow their way through the halls of Congress, the Senate is likely to pass the National Defense Authorization Act before the July Fourth holiday with various bipartisan PFAS provisions that include reach beyond the Department of Defense.

  • FDA tests confirm suspicions about PFAS chemicals in food

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    17 Jun 2019 | EWG News and Analysis

    A recent investigation by the Food and Drug Administration found toxic per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in food, including meat, seafood and dairy products; sweet potatoes; pineapples; leafy greens, and chocolate cake with icing. FDA has yet to make the results of its tests public. But…

  • Reporter’s notebook: PFAS conference unveils global perspective

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    17 Jun 2019 | The Intelligencer

    Report from the second National Conference on PFAS chemicals at Northeastern University in Boston.

  • Dietary Characteristics and Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Among Pre-diabetic Adults in Diabetes Prevention Program (OR17-06-19)

    Science

    13 Jun 2019 | Curr Dev Nutr

    Diet was determined to be a major route of PFAS exposure with fried fatty-foods containing the most and dark-green vegetables containing the least PFAS.

  • PFAS Nation: Toxic discharges suspected from almost 500 industrial facilities across U.S.

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    11 Jun 2019

    At least 475 industrial facilities across the nation could be discharging the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS into the air and water, according to an EWG analysis of government data... [This] count of industrial sites does not include 446 public water systems known to be contaminated with PFAS, more than 100 military installations with known or suspected water contamination identified by the Pentagon, or hundreds of Defense Department fire training stations with known or suspected use of PFAS-based firefighting foam, identified by the Intercept...

  • FDA confirms PFAS chemicals are in the US food supply

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    7 Jun 2019 | CNN

    The US Food and Drug Administration confirmed that PFAS chemicals have made their way into the US food supply... the FDA publicly acknowledged the initial findings of the agency’s investigation into how the ‘forever chemicals’ have been detected in the foods we eat. PFAS is a family of nearly 5,000 synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies.