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  • 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…

  • Exposure to Environmental Pollutants and Their Association with Biomarkers of Aging: A Multipollutant Approach


    1 May 2019 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

    Environmental pollutants, such as PFAS, impacts the biomarkers of aging.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Perfluorinated alkylated substances serum concentration and breast cancer risk: Evidence from a nested case-control study in the French E3N cohort


    22 Apr 2019 | Int. J. Cancer

    Exposure to PFAS linked to potential risk factor for breast cancer.

  • Identification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Cape Fear River by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Nontargeted Screening


    17 Apr 2019 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

    Non-target screening for PFAS in the Cape Fear River of North Carolina found what is thought to represent byproducts of different flurorochemical production lines.

  • Military challenging states on $2 billion chemical liability


    16 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Intelligencer

    The U.S. Department of Defense has quietly begun battling environmental regulators in several states, after the agencies attempted to force the military to clean toxic firefighting chemicals from polluted streams, marshes and aquifers. The efforts mark the opening acts of what could turn into a…

  • Should you be concerned about PFAS chemicals?


    13 Apr 2019 | Consumer Reports

    A group of substances known as PFAS chemicals are behind a variety of everyday conveniences that make our lives a little bit easier. They line pizza boxes and fast-food packaging so grease doesn’t seep through, form the nonstick coating on many pans, make fabrics and carpets stain-resistant, and help outdoor…

  • The hunt is on for GenX chemicals in people


    12 Apr 2019 | Chemical & Engineering News

    On a chilly day in November 2017, Beth Markesino sat in the county health department. She pushed up the sleeve of her sweater and extended her arm. A medical technician drew her blood. During her visit to the facility, Markesino spotted several people she knew and said hi…

  • PFAS found at Gordie Howe International Bridge site in Detroit


    12 Apr 2019 | MLive

    Michigan’s search for PFAS contamination now touches the Gordie Howe International Bridge, where multiple samples over four months on the Detroit side of the project showed the chemicals in both soil and groundwater. Now officials are ensuring that plans for soil movement and stormwater address the presence of the per-…