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


    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…

  • New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination


    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


    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.…

  • Congress told to stop PFAS at pollution sources


    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...

  • NRDC pushing Michigan to set very low PFAS drinking water limits


    8 May 2019 | MLive

    Defense Council is pushing Michigan to adopt public drinking water standards for several toxic PFAS chemicals that would be the strictest thus far of any state in the nation. In a new report delivered to state officials today, the NRDC says Michigan should set…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2605, the "Prevent Release Of Toxics Emissions, Contamination, and Transfer Act of 2019"


    8 May 2019

    Rep. Stevens, Haley M. (D-MI) introduced a bill that would direct the Administrator of the EPA to classify PFAS as a hazardous air pollutant.

  • States, experts say EPA role on PFAS chemicals crucial


    6 May 2019 | Echo Pilot

    Even as states across the country work to address toxic per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) by creating their own drinking water protections, legal experts and regulators say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plays a crucial role. The dynamic is particularly important where the military is…

  • Chemours reveals amount of toxic PFAS substitute it sent to plant in South Jersey


    6 May 2019 | WITF

    The chemical company Chemours shipped thousands of pounds of a toxic PFAS substitute to its Chambers Works site in South Jersey between 2015 and 2018, and generated specific quantities of chemical waste at the plant over a longer period. The company’s newly released report, which it sent to…

  • Seasonal Variation of Water Quality in Unregulated Domestic Wells


    5 May 2019 | Int J Environ Res Public Health

    Private wells in the American Southwest determined to exceed the Public Health Advisory levels for PFOA and PFOS.

  • 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…