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  • A new drinking water crisis hits US military bases across the nation


    13 Jul 2019 | CNBC

    The Department of Defense has spent more than $550 million on PFAS investigations and responses including providing bottled water and in-home water filtration systems. But DOD has not come up with a plan to actually clean up the PFAS contamination across the country, something the Pentagon roughly estimated could cost $2 billion. CNBC went to some of the communities near military bases to see how PFAS contamination is playing out today. Watch the video to hear from impacted citizens, veterans and military officials.

  • House measure would declare PFAS chemicals hazardous under Superfund law


    12 Jul 2019 | The Detroit News

    The U.S. House approved in a 220-197 vote a defense authorization bill that would designate all toxic fluorinated chemicals as hazardous substances under the Superfund program within a year and phase out military fire-fighting foam containing PFAS by 2025, rather than 2029 as called for in the underlying National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Some bottled water brands have concerning PFAS levels, Massachusetts regulator warns


    12 Jul 2019 | Consumer Reports

    There’s evidence that PFAS contamination may also be a concern in bottled water.  Some bottled waters sourced from Spring Hill Farm Dairy in Haverhill, Mass., contain PFAS chemicals at levels higher than recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or for bottle-fed infants, according to a July 2 advisory from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • Trump promises to veto a bill banning the military from using toxic products with PFAS


    11 Jul 2019 | Pacific Standard

    US President Donald Trump threatened to veto a defense spending bill with an amendment that restricts the use of a toxic chemical compound found in firefighting foams. Several provisions in the bill, introduced in the House of Representatives, would require the United States Department of Defense to switch to safer foams without PFAS... The bill would also require the military to pay to clean up sites where its activities have contaminated the water, including farms and watersheds, and classify the areas as Superfund sites.

  • Mediation proposed for Wolverine PFAS municipal water dispute


    11 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Wolverine World Wide will enter ‘structured, confidential’ mediation under proposed settlement discussions with the state of Michigan and two Kent County townships, which want the shoemaker to pay for extending municipal water to areas where its tannery waste has contaminated the groundwater.

  • Grayling homeowners cope with water contamination


    10 Jul 2019 | Record Eagle

    A toxic plume of PFAS chemicals currently seeps through the groundwater and into local surface waters, the result of decades of using and training with firefighting foam at Camp Grayling, the primary training facility for the Michigan National Guard and the largest U.S. National Guard training installation.

  • A vote this week may help launch changes to federal PFAS oversight


    10 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Congress is looking at a wave of proposed PFAS legislation, including several amendments added to the military spending bill for 2020. If the U.S. House of Representatives votes as expected this week on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, environmental proponents say, they’re likely to include measures that would strengthen PFAS requirements for the federal government and military...

  • New York proposes new drinking water standards for 3 chemicals


    9 Jul 2019 | Newsday

    The state Department of Health recommended new drinking water standards for three chemicals... the first time in nearly 20 years new contaminants would be regulated in New York. The proposed limit for 1,4-dioxane of 1 ppb would be a first in the nation... PFOS and PFOA each would be limited to 10 ppt...

  • New York to set limits for industrial chemicals in water


    8 Jul 2019 | Associated Press

    Health Commissioner Howard Zucker has accepted the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council’s recommendations for limits of 10 parts per trillion for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water...

  • Accumulation of perfluoroalkyl substances in lysimeter-grown rice in Japan using tap water and simulated contaminated water


    8 Jul 2019 | Chemosphere

    PFAS accumulation in rice linked to high exposures due to human consumption and use of the rice plant for animal feed and organic fertilizer.

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


    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


    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


    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


    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'


    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.