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  • New York to set limits for industrial chemicals in water

    News

    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...

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

    Policy

    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.

  • Michigan proposes strong, yet incomplete PFAS protections

    News

    1 Jul 2019 | NRDC Expert Blog

    Michigan is proposing some of the most health-protective standards in the nation for several PFAS—yet could be missing out on the opportunity to protect its citizens in the long-term. Michigan has performed the most comprehensive PFAS monitoring in the nation, and the state has begun taking steps to protect it citizens from the health risk these dangerous ‘forever’ chemicals pose. Among the monitoring results, it was discovered that over 100 of their public water systems are contaminated with PFAS—affecting approximately 1.5 million of its citizens…

  • Europe: GenX declared a Substance of Very High Concern

    Policy

    28 Jun 2019

    The EU Member State Committee voted to identify HFPO-DA (aka. GenX), as a substance of very high concern due to its probable serious effects on human health and the environment.

  • Senate vote requires military, EPA to deal with harmful 'forever chemicals'

    News

    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.

  • New Hampshire: Updated PFAS MCLs

    Policy

    27 Jun 2019

    New Hampshire announced updated, lower PFAS MCLs.

  • Michigan eyes toughest limits for some PFAS in drinking water

    News

    25 Jun 2019 | MLive

    “LANSING, MI — Michigan could have some of the nation’s toughest drinking water limits for toxic fluorochemicals called PFAS if goals proposed by a state scientific workgroup survive the environmental rulemaking process unchanged and become law. On Thursday, June 27, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) received “health-based values” for seven separate PFAS compounds from an advisory panel tasked with recommending regulatory limits for the chemicals in public water supplies…

  • Development of an oral reference dose for the perfluorinated compound GenX

    Science

    18 Jun 2019 | J Appl Toxicol

    An oral reference dose was developed for GenX to aid risk assessors and regulators in establishing a health-protective drinking water standard.

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2377, the “Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019”

    Policy

    31 May 2019

    Reps. Boyle (D-PA) and Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a bill that require the EPA to set a drinking water maximum contaminant level for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to protect public health.

  • Capito among Senators seeking faster EPA action on PFAS chemical pollution

    News

    28 May 2019 | wvik

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced two bills aimed at further regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The chemicals include PFOA, or C-8, used to make nonstick products and other similar chemicals…

  • Congress told to stop PFAS at pollution sources

    News

    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...

  • 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.

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

    News

    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…

  • MI Gov. Whitmer establishes PFAS regulation policy, developing water standards, Action Response Team

    News

    8 May 2019 | The Michigan Daily

    On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a statement saying Michigan will establish polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) drinking water standards this year. PFAS has been an issue for Michiganders and the Ann Arbor community over the past few years and has become increasingly concerning, especially after Ann Arbor reported an increase in PFAS levels…

  • States, experts say EPA role on PFAS chemicals crucial

    News

    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…

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