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  • New York: The Nation's Most Protective MCLs for PFOA/PFOS Accepted

    Policy

    8 Jul 2019

    New York's Health Commissioner has accepted the Drinking Water Quality Council's recommendation to adopt MCLs of 10 ppt for PFOA and 10 ppt for PFOS. These levels are the lowest in the nation. Once adopted, the Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Department of Environmental Conservation will closely coordinate with the Department of Health to help fund and remediate water systems that test above the new maximum contaminant levels.

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

    News

    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

    News

    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

    News

    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'

    News

    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.

  • Michigan: Recommended PFAS health-based drinking water values

    Policy

    27 Jun 2019

    Michigan Science Advisory Workgroup's recommended health-based drinking water values for 7 PFAS.  This information will be used to develop regulatory drinking water standards for PFAS by April 2020.

  • New Hampshire: Updated PFAS MCLs

    Policy

    27 Jun 2019

    New Hampshire announced updated, lower PFAS MCLs.

  • 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.

  • Michigan eyes toughest limits for some PFAS in drinking water

    News

    25 Jun 2019 | MLive

    “LANSING, MI — Michigan could have some of the nation’s toughest drinking water limits for toxic fluorochemicals called PFAS if goals proposed by a state scientific workgroup survive the environmental rulemaking process unchanged and become law. On Thursday, June 27, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) received “health-based values” for seven separate PFAS compounds from an advisory panel tasked with recommending regulatory limits for the chemicals in public water supplies…

  • Wisconsin grapples with ‘green’ waste plants that spread hazardous PFAS

    News

    23 Jun 2019 | Wisconsin State Journal

    Wisconsin pollution regulators have come to realize that sludge from wastewater treatment plants may be spreading hazardous industrial chemicals in ways that could increase health risks. Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District injects 37 million gallons of sludge into soil each year but doesn't test for PFAS.

  • Occurrence and Distribution of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants in Groundwater

    Science

    22 Jun 2019 | Water Environ. Res.

    A comprehensive review of studies published in 2018, dealing with groundwater and pollution.

  • Wisconsin: Dept. of Health Services recommends 20 ppt groundwater quality standard for PFOA and PFOS

    Policy

    21 Jun 2019

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued its recommendations for groundwater quality standards for PFOA and PFOS.

  • PFAS chemical contamination will cost Alaska millions

    News

    20 Jun 2019 | Juneau Empire

    “PFAS contamination is a widespread problem in Alaska and the U.S., and addressing it is going to be costly. ... This fiscal year, two state departments... have so far spent almost $1 million collectively on PFAS-related costs, according to department figures. About 10 times that could be spent around the state over the next five years…

  • The hunt for PFAS turns to Michigan farms using human waste as fertilizer

    News

    19 Jun 2019 | MLive

    The hunt for PFAS in Michigan is turning to farm fields, where concerns are growing about possible contamination in treated human waste used as fertilizer. This month, scientists are analyzing test results from more than a dozen state agricultural sites that received the the fertilizer from wastewater treatment plants that were flagged in 2018 for high concentrations of the chemicals flowing into their systems from industrial sources or landfills...

  • Development of an oral reference dose for the perfluorinated compound GenX

    Science

    18 Jun 2019 | J Appl Toxicol

    An oral reference dose was developed for GenX to aid risk assessors and regulators in establishing a health-protective drinking water standard.