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  • EPA lists 160 PFAS for EPCRA Toxics Release Reporting


    28 Jan 2020 | The National Law Review

    Industry reporters -- that manufacture, process, or otherwise use any of the listed PFAS in excess of 100 pounds -- must begin tracking and collecting data on the listed PFAS beginning January 1, 2020, with the first TRI report due by July 1, 2021.

  • Elevated PFAS levels found in tap water in major U.S. cities


    24 Jan 2020 | UPI

    A new study of tap water samples across the United States has revealed PFAS compounds, human-made chemicals linked with a variety of health problems, to be more prevalent than earlier surveys.

  • Study: PFAS found in Ann Arbor drinking water


    23 Jan 2020 | Michigan Advance

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) called on Congress to pass legislation that establishes national regulations on PFAS in drinking water and increases cleanup efforts.

  • Assembly advances PFAS bill


    23 Jan 2020 | Wort Radio

    The bill, which now heads to the State Senate, would prevent firefighters from using foam that contains PFAS, a family of toxic chemicals. The bill would allow the use of toxic foam in emergencies and in cases when fire departments have a plan to deal with the foam.

  • EPA adds 160 PFAS to Toxics Release Inventory


    23 Jan 2020 | C&EN

    US businesses that emit any of 160 types of PFAS to air, water, or land will have to report those releases to the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • More PFAS questions, concerns in Brunswick


    22 Jan 2020 | Star News Online

    Schools send bottled water to one site as county and water officials defend their current practices and future endeavors.

  • PFAS contamination of drinking water far more prevalent than previously reported


    22 Jan 2020 | EWG

    Of tap water samples from 44 places in 31 states and the District of Columbia, only one location had no detectable PFAS, and only two other locations had PFAS below the level that independent studies show pose risks to human health.

  • Miami Springs tap-water wells closed due to chemical contamination


    21 Jan 2020 | Miami New Times

    The Miami area ranked third highest in the nation for PFAS levels in the recent EWG investigation. Testing conducted on the three Miami Springs wells last July by the county detected 184, 182, and 124 ppt.

  • Clean Cape Fear joins petition for EPA to consider PFAS ‘hazardous waste.’ Here’s how it could change things


    20 Jan 2020 | Port City Daily

    It’s worth noting that over the last year, the EPA has taken a number of steps to consider to rule-making action on PFAS. But while environmental advocates agree those steps are important, the EPA hasn’t moved the ball on actual enforcement, according to Dr. Tom Bruton, senior scientist at the Green Science Policy Institute.

  • Clarkson University researchers & U.S. Air Force use plasma to remove PFAS


    20 Jan 2020 | WQP

    The plasma zaps the water's surface, where it spreads, hitting PFAS molecules and splitting them. Once the carbon and fluorine molecules have been separated, the PFAS compound is destroyed.

  • Colorado fire departments are switching to a new PFAS firefighting foam, but concerns linger


    17 Jan 2020 | CPR News

    An older generation of the firefighting foam containing PFAS has been retired from use in Colorado, and across military bases. Now, a newer version with a different chemical formula is available. Originally it was believed to not accumulate in the body, but research is emerging that shows potentially toxic health effects.

  • State orders 3M to form new plan to contain PFAS at Oakdale site after water contamination found


    16 Jan 2020 | INFORUM

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has discovered that potentially harmful chemicals are still leaching into surface water from a former 3M waste disposal site in Oakdale, despite the company’s efforts to contain them.

  • Communities Petition EPA to Regulate Hazardous PFAS Chemicals


    16 Jan 2020

    The Green Science Policy Institute is petitioning the EPA to list hundreds of PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated chemicals) as hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

  • PFAS concern remains high In Marinette


    16 Jan 2020 | Milwaukee Public Media

    In 2013, Johnson Controls, firefighting foam production and training facility, discovered PFAS contamination in soil and wells within its 380-acre campus. Four years later, the company reported that it believed contamination had spread outside its property.

  • FAA opens fire research facility


    16 Jan 2020 | AVweb

    The 2,500 square-foot, fully enclosed fire-test facility will “eliminate weather related variables in testing and enhance data collection capabilities” along with containing and collecting fire testing chemical byproducts and preventing contamination of the surrounding area.