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  • Companies refuse to pay clean-up costs mandated by New Jersey directive

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    16 May 2019 | Chemical Watch

    Four major chemical companies operating in New Jersey have said they will not pay for a statewide investigation and clean up of PFASs contamination. Their refusal comes despite being ordered to do so via a directive from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection…

  • Pennsylvania to test 350 water systems for PFAS contamination

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    15 May 2019 | Water Online

    This month, Pennsylvania will begin sampling more than 350 public water systems in an effort mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to curb per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination… “State scientists hope to gather ‘enough information to be able to tell whether or not we have…

  • Investigation: Dangerous and persistent chemicals discovered at a middle Tennessee military base

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    15 May 2019 | Nashville Public Radio

    A family of man-made chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, is starting to gain national attention after studies have linked it to health issues, possibly including cancer. It’s prevalent at military installations around the country — including at Arnold Air Force Base in Middle Tennessee, where it’s found…

  • 13 Federal PFAS bills will get Committee Hearing on Wednesday

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    15 May 2019 | MLive

    Federal attention to PFAS will get a boost on Wednesday when a subcommittee in the House of Representatives convenes a hearing on 13 pending bills from legislators around the U.S. The hearing is entitled, ‘Protecting Americans at Risk of PFAS Contamination & Exposure.’ It was called by Chairman Rep. Frank…

  • New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination

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    15 May 2019 | StateImpact Pennsylvania

    New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against eight manufacturers and sellers of firefighting foam that included forms of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a class of unregulated toxic chemicals that has polluted soil and water nationwide. The lawsuit, filed in the state’s Superior Court, alleges consumer and environmental fraud.…

  • NYT: Pentagon pushes for weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water

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    15 May 2019 | The 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.…

  • Media coverage of the EWG+SSEHRI Interactive PFAS Contamination Map

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    15 May 2019 | SSEHRI News

    In just one week, EWG+SSEHRI Interactive PFAS Contamination Map has blown the cover off of a national PFAS contamination crisis. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people...

  • Mapping the PFAS contamination crisis: New data show 610 sites in 43 states

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    15 May 2019 | EWG News Release

    The known extent of contamination of American communities with the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are known to be contaminated, including drinking water…

  • Congress told to stop PFAS at pollution sources

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    15 May 2019 | MLive

    [PFAS] have been found in 43 states and officials have identified where at least 19 million people drink water containing them. Requests to the military for mitigation abound; some cleanups are underway. And many states - including Michigan - are looking at legislation and new regulation to increase protections for resident… increasing scrutiny... before they reach drinking water needs to be part of the national agenda...

  • Participant Reactions to Medical Screening: A Survey of Satisfaction With the C8 (PFOA) Health Project

    Science

    15 May 2019 | New Solutions

    Responses to the 2005-2006 C8 Health Project, indicate strong positive assessments of project benefits.

  • Michigan AG plans to sue 3M over PFAS crisis

    News

    9 May 2019 | woodtv

    Michigan Attorney General announced Thursday she will pursue litigation against Minnesota-based 3M, the maker of PFAS that has contaminated wells and waterways across the state… 3M produced PFAS for decades for products like Scotchgard and firefighting foam…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2638, the "Minimizing the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS"

    Policy

    9 May 2019

    Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie (D-TX) introduced a bill that direct the Administrator of the EPA to issue guidance on limiting the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2626, the "PFAS Accountability Act of 2019"

    Policy

    9 May 2019

    Rep. Upton, Fred (R-MI) introduced a bill that would encourage Federal agencies to work with States in order to improve the removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2608, the "PFAS Testing Act of 2019"

    Policy

    9 May 2019

    Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick (D-NY) introduced a bill that would require the testing of PFAS under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

  • Interspecies differences in perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) toxicokinetics and application to health-based criteria

    Science

    9 May 2019 | Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol.

    A holistic review was conducted to understand the path that PFAS takes through the human body using animal based studies.