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  • As more PFAS contamination is found, federal action becomes more urgent


    15 Jan 2020 | BDN

    As we’ve learned from the containment and removal of other hazardous substances, costs only grow as action is delayed.

  • Massachusetts regulators issue new standards for toxins


    15 Dec 2019

    Under Massachusetts’ new regulations, polluters must clean up contaminated soil and groundwater if the total concentration of six chemicals in PFAS reaches 20 ppt. The new standards are slated to go into effect Dec. 27.

  • Lawsuit wants tough PFAS drinking water standards in NH scrapped


    18 Oct 2019 | Associated Press

    Lawyers for 3M, a farmer and several others urged a judge to scrap drinking water standards in the state that go far beyond federal limits for toxic chemicals.

  • Here’s what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan


    16 Oct 2019 | Bridge Michigan

    Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water supplies. The final rule could be adopted by April 2020, but it must first clear an administrative review that includes consideration by the Environmental Rules Review Committee, a controversial panel that GOP lawmakers created last year to check the governor’s power.

  • Michigan steps closer to PFAS standards for drinking water


    28 Sep 2019 | Traverse City Record Eagle

    The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team unanimously voted to draft rules founded on the health-based values recommended by a science advisory work group.

  • EPA refuses to promise federal limit on PFOA exposure


    18 Sep 2019 | Times Union

    David Ross, assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Water, could not promise that a [PFAS] maximum contamination level would definitely be set until their evaluation is complete... But a decision on setting a federal standard should be made before the end of the year.

  • Lawmakers push for state limit on PFAS in Delaware drinking water


    6 Sep 2019 | Delaware Public Media

    Leaders of the State Senate Environmental and Natural Resources Committee and House Natural Resources Committee sent a letter 1 to Gov. John Carney asking him to direct the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services to develop MCL rulemakings for PFAS in public drinking water.

  • California OEHHA's notification level recommendations for PFOA & PFOS


    23 Aug 2019

    OEHHA is recommending that the State Water Resources Control Board set the notification levels for PFOA and PFOS at the lowest levels at which they can be reliably detected in drinking water using currently available and appropriate technologies. 

  • Michigan is tiptoeing around PFAS in dairy agriculture


    30 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Michigan punted on testing an Allegan County dairy farm because it worried about killing the farmer’s business.

  • Michigan may become 1st state to regulate GenX chemicals


    29 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Michigan’s efforts to advance PFAS regulation broadened this summer when it added a newer form of the toxic chemical family to its drinking water scrutiny. The move comes as the state expects this year to start receiving laboratory test results that will show whether that chemical, known as GenX, is…

  • Wisconsin DNR asks sewage treatment plants to test for PFAS


    23 Jul 2019 | Kenosha News

    In an effort to understand how and where PFAS find their way into drinking water, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking 125 wastewater treatment plants to begin sampling for PFAS.

  • Federal PFAS hearing to focus on ‘widespread industrial contamination’


    22 Jul 2019 | MLive

    PFAS pollution across a 25-square mile swath of West Michigan traced to Wolverine World Wide’s manufacturing over decades raises questions of federal policy, state action and corporate responsibility… Sandy Wynn-Stelt’s home is just yards from a former Wolverine dump that is poisoning her water. Her blood tested at 750 times the…

  • N.H. approves unprecedented limits for PFAS chemicals in drinking water


    19 Jul 2019 | NHPR

    New Hampshire adopted the country’s most sweeping limits for PFAS chemical contamination in drinking water. It makes New Hampshire the first state to require local water systems, landfills and wastewater plants to routinely test and treat for four chemicals classified as PFAS.

  • What’s next, now that N.H. officials have proposed among the strictest PFAS limits in the country?


    15 Jul 2019 | The Exchange (NHPR)

    After intense pressure from community activists, New Hampshire officials have proposed some of the lowest PFAS limits in the country. Find out what's in store now, in terms of testing, following the health effects of these chemicals, and more.

  • 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...