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  • Seasonal Variation of Water Quality in Unregulated Domestic Wells


    5 May 2019 | Int J Environ Res Public Health

    Private wells in the American Southwest determined to exceed the Public Health Advisory levels for PFOA and PFOS.

  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in two different populations of northern cardinals


    1 May 2019 | Chemosphere.

    North American cardinals where used as an indicator species to investigated exposure levels in humans.

  • Wisconsin DNR asks that more chemicals be evaluated for safe levels in groundwater


    1 May 2019 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    The Department of Natural Resources is asking a state health agency to study the potential impacts of a group of unregulated contaminants as a prelude to setting safe limits in groundwater. The agency on Wednesday asked the Department of Health Services to review 40 chemical compounds to recommend…

  • A busy time for the New Jersey DEP – More PFAS action and NRD lawsuits


    1 May 2019 | The National Law Review

    On April 1, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) proposed drinking water standards for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) that are significantly more stringent than the federal health advisory of 70 ppt. DEP proposed a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of…

  • 3M settlement with water authority totals $35 million


    29 Apr 2019 |

    3M will pay the West Morgan East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority $35 million in a lawsuit settlement. According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,the settlement amount was agreed upon this month. The company and water authority issued a joint statement Friday on the settlement of the federal…

  • E.P.A. proposes weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water


    29 Apr 2019 | The New York Times

    After pressure from the Defense Department, the Environmental Protection Agency significantly weakened a proposed standard for cleaning up groundwater pollution caused by toxic chemicals that contaminate drinking water consumed by millions of Americans and that have been commonly used at military bases. Standards released by…

  • Five years after discovery, PFAS concerns continue in Bucks and Montgomery Counties


    25 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Courier Times

    Steve Vernik’s home sat empty for months, passed over again and again until he eventually sold it earlier this month, for $25,000 less than he originally sought. There’s little doubt in his mind it’s because of the toxic chemicals that were found in his drinking…

  • Scientists dig into hard questions about the fluorinated pollutants known as PFAS


    25 Apr 2019 | NPR

    Scientists are ramping up research on the possible health effects of a large group of common but little-understood chemicals used in water-resistant clothing, stain-resistant furniture, nonstick cookware and many other consumer products. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are generally referred to by their plural acronym, PFAS. PFAS are resistant to…

  • Michigan: Health-based PFAS drinking water screening levels for a number of PFAS


    22 Apr 2019

    Michigan set new health-based PFAS drinking water screening levels: PFOA & PFNA (9 ng/L, ppt); PFOS (8 ppt); PFHxS (84 ppt); PFBS (1000 ppt). They plan to develop MCLs that consider costs, etc. for these 5 PFAS in the near future.

  • PFOA working group forming in Hoosick area


    22 Apr 2019 | The Bennington Banner

    Read the full article by Jim Therrien “The town of Hoosick and village of Hoosick Falls are forming a working group of residents and business owners to participate in discussions on pending Superfund cleanup work at PFOA-contaminated sites. Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam and village Mayor Robert Allen outlined the plan in a progress report…

  • PFAS-related suits gain steam as litigants hit Wolverine Worldwide


    22 Apr 2019 | The Detroit News

    Read the full article by Leonard N. Fleming “Some of the nation’s high-profile environmental law firms, along with Michigan-based ones, are waging legal battles related to PFAS contamination in the state after decades of waste dumping by a popular shoe manufacturer that has seeped into private wells. The civil lawsuits over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the so-called forever…

  • Thousands of gallons of toxic foam used at Luke Air Force Base for more than 40 years. Here’s what it means for our water


    16 Apr 2019 | Arizona Republic

    Luke Air Force Base used a toxic firefighting foam to put out at least 10 jet crash fires and suppress many more controlled fires in training activities in the last half century, according to a U.S. Air Force report. Overall, thousands of gallons of the foam may have seeped into the…

  • Use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foams and Knowledge of Perfluorinated Compounds among Florida Firefighters


    15 Apr 2019 | J. Occup. Environ. Med.

    A assessment of current state of knowledge of the use of aqueous film-forming foams among Florida firefighters.

  • Why is high persistence alone a major cause of concern?


    11 Apr 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

    Increasing concentrations of PFAS, will result in increasing probabilities of the occurrence of known and unknown effects and that, once adverse effects are identified, it will take decades, centuries or even longer to reverse contamination and therefore effects.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2195, the "PFAs Registry Act"


    10 Apr 2019

    Rep. Pappas, Chris (D-NH) introduced a bill that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a registry for individuals who may have been exposed to PFAS due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam on military installations.