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  • Des Moines Water Works official says more testing needed, after PFAS found at area military base

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    26 Mar 2019 | Iowa Public Radio

    The Des Moines Water Works plans to do more testing for toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, after high levels were detected at a nearby military base. Groundwater contamination at the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines is nearly 200 times the federal government’s health advisory, according…

  • Maine dairy farm plagued by chemical contaminants may be ‘tip of the toxic iceberg’

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    26 Mar 2019 | York County Coast Star

    More than two years after learning drinking water and milk tanks on his 100-year-old Stoneridge Farm were contaminated with a class of chemicals linked to cancer and other health concerns, farmer Fred Stone still can’t sell his milk and is losing hundreds of dollars a day, every day.…

  • New Mexico sues Air Force over groundwater contamination at bases

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    15 Mar 2019 | The Hill

    New Mexico sued the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday over water contamination, arguing that the federal government has a responsibility to clean up leftover plumes of toxic chemicals, according to an Associated Press report.  Regulators say that groundwater at the Cannon and Holloman air bases is contaminated with chemicals known…

  • Imports of used PFAS into US scrutinized

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    15 Mar 2019 | Chemical & Engineering News

    To meet demands for nonstick-pan coatings and fuel-cell components, Chemours depends on a fluorinated chemical called GenX. This compound helps building-block materials link together into tough, resistant plastics and industrial membranes. During the process of making these materials, GenX, an ammonium salt, ends up in water and hydrolyzes into…

  • Pentagon pushes for weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water

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    15 Mar 2019 | New York Times

    Facing billions of dollars in cleanup costs, the Pentagon is pushing the Trump administration to adopt a weaker standard for groundwater pollution caused by chemicals that have commonly been used at military bases and that contaminate drinking water consumed by millions of Americans. The Pentagon’s…

  • [Recording] U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing: The Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis

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    26 Sep 2018

    A recording and supporting information from a September 26, 2018 U.S. Senate Federal Spending Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis.

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