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  • UC Riverside research finds possible end to forever chemicals


    16 Mar 2020 | WaterWorld

    Using excess electrons could help break the strong carbon-fluorine bonds of PFAS in water, leaving by-products that might even accelerate the process. The reaction also formed a hydrogen fluoride molecule. Whether or not these shortchain molecules are carcinogens at typical concentrations in water has not yet been determined.

  • Rash of lawsuits intensify concerns of 3M's liabilities over PFAS chemicals


    13 Mar 2020 | Star Tribune

    A rash of recent lawsuits against 3M have intensified concerns that it could face massive legal and cleanup costs over a class of chemicals called PFAS.

  • How DuPont may avoid paying to clean up a toxic 'forever chemical'


    13 Mar 2020 | NBC News

    Robin Andrews of Pedricktown, New Jersey, has been fighting an autoimmune disease and thyroid condition for the past three years, suffering severe dental problems, hair loss and other symptoms. All, she believes, are the result of exposure to drinking water tainted by a group of chemicals called PFAS, used widely for decades in products like Teflon pans, stain-resistant carpets, even cosmetics.

  • DOD releases PFAS task force progress report


    13 Mar 2020

    Concurrent with the release of the report, the department is releasing a consolidated inventory of 651 DOD and National Guard installations where the department is performing an assessment of PFAS use or potential release.

  • $20 billion bill proposed to clean up PFAS water contamination nationally


    12 Mar 2020 | Union Leader

    “While enforceable drinking water, clean water standards and the designation of the most harmful PFAS under the Superfund law are all urgently needed measures to address widespread contamination near military installations or other sites, communities will continue to need funding to remediate contamination and keep drinking water clean for years to come,” Carper said in a statement.

  • New federal law requires PFAS users to report to EPA


    11 Mar 2020 | JDSupra

    Facilities that manufacture, process, or otherwise annually use more than 100 lbs of any listed PFAS must submit annual reports to EPA. EPA is authorized to lower reporting thresholds in the future. The first reports for calendar year 2020 are due July 1, 2021.

  • Application of the Key Characteristics of Carcinogens to Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances


    10 Mar 2020 | Int J Environ Res Public Health

    Evidence shows that several PFAS exhibit one or more key characteristics that cause cancer.

  • Two Senate bills target chemicals found in firefighting foam


    9 Mar 2020 | California Globe

    Two bills that call for the partial banning and water testing of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were introduced to the Californian Senate.

  • Indiana-based companies in charge of incinerating military’s PFAS firefighting foam stockpiles


    9 Mar 2020 | Indiana Environmental Reporter

    Two Indiana-based hazardous waste treatment companies are playing a leading role nationally in the incineration of the U.S. military’s stockpiles of toxic firefighting foam and have landed in the middle of a legal battle.

  • Fighting forever chemicals


    5 Mar 2020 | WQP

    Advanced oxidation holds what may be the best hope for a solution that permanently removes PFAS from the environment. However, the energy level needed to break the fluorine carbon bonds is very high, and to date no commercially viable advanced oxidation process has been demonstrated.

  • U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin to highlight PFAS legislation at Oakland County forum


    5 Mar 2020 | The Oakland Press

    The Test Your Well Water Act would require the U.S. EPA to create an online tool on it's website for Americans with private wells to find resources to test their drinking water and understand what those results mean.

  • Municipalities want more help addressing ‘forever chemicals’


    4 Mar 2020 | Associated Press (NBC Connecticut)

    The largest organization of cities and towns in Connecticut has called on the state and businesses to provide them with more help in addressing the expensive environmental fallout from PFAS.

  • Press release: Study: PFAS act similar to known cancer-causing chemicals


    4 Mar 2020 | EWG Press Release

    A review of 26 PFAS found that they all display at least one characteristic of known human carcinogens.

  • Air Force allocates $13.5 million toward Oscoda PFAS remediation


    3 Mar 2020 | Iosco News

    “When it comes to our water, we need to think about environmental security the way we think about homeland security...” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) expressed.

  • Officials seek to prohibit incineration of firefighting foam


    3 Mar 2020 | Troy Record

    Despite the fact that the safety of incineration as a method to dispose of PFAS firefighting foam is still being evaluated by the US EPA, the DOD entered into a contract with the Norlite facility in Cohoes, to incinerate PFAS firefighting foam without appropriate environmental review and was previously incinerating PFAS foam at the facility.