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


    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


    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


    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"


    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


    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


    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


    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foams and Knowledge of Perfluorinated Compounds among Florida Firefighters


    15 Apr 2019 | J. Occup. Environ. Med.

    A assessment of current state of knowledge of the use of aqueous film-forming foams among Florida firefighters.

  • Why is high persistence alone a major cause of concern?


    11 Apr 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

    Increasing concentrations of PFAS, will result in increasing probabilities of the occurrence of known and unknown effects and that, once adverse effects are identified, it will take decades, centuries or even longer to reverse contamination and therefore effects.

  • The Concept of Essential Use for Determining When Uses of PFASs Can Be Phased Out


    8 Apr 2019 | Environmental science. Processes & impacts

    The article explores the concept of essential use (already defined in the Montreal Protocol) as a guide for determining which PFAS uses can already be phased out.

  • New Jersey is making companies pay for toxic contamination — Shining a new light on a little-known offender


    2 Apr 2019 | The Intercept

    New Jersey laid financial responsibility for dealing with PFAS contamination squarely at the feet of the chemical companies responsible for it. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection issued a directive on Monday ordering five companies to pay the costs of dealing with the toxic chemicals that have been associated with numerous health…

  • Imports of used PFAS into US scrutinized


    15 Mar 2019 | Chemical & Engineering News

    To meet demands for nonstick-pan coatings and fuel-cell components, Chemours depends on a fluorinated chemical called GenX. This compound helps building-block materials link together into tough, resistant plastics and industrial membranes. During the process of making these materials, GenX, an ammonium salt, ends up in water and hydrolyzes into…

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