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  • Wisconsin Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Relating to PFAS

    Policy

    27 Aug 2019

    Executive Order #40 directs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to take significant measures to address PFAS contamination. 

  • Short-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in aquatic systems: Occurrence, impacts and treatment

    Science

    27 Aug 2019 | Chem. Eng. Journal

    Short-chain PFAS found to be more persistent, mobile, and resistent to remediation techniques compared to long-chain PFAS.

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

    Policy

    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. 

  • Next President must address water crisis

    News

    1 Aug 2019 | The Detroit News

    While they are in our state, the presidential candidates will be surrounded by the Great Lakes. But despite being surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater supply in the world, the sad irony is that right now in Michigan, many families don’t have access to clean drinking water in their homes.

  • Michigan is tiptoeing around PFAS in dairy agriculture

    News

    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

    News

    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…

  • Alaska DEC rolls back PFAS chemicals to avoid remediation costs for polluters, violating state law

    News

    23 Jul 2019 | CoastAlaska

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration directed DEC to change its regulations. It now screens for two PFAS compounds rather than five when determining whether water is safe to drink. By limiting its testing to two compounds, the DEC is no longer screening for PFHxS, one of the drivers for declaring a Yakutat drinking water source contaminated.

  • Wisconsin DNR asks sewage treatment plants to test for PFAS

    News

    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’

    News

    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

    Policy

    19 Jul 2019

    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.

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

    News

    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.

  • Curbing the use of ‘forever’ chemicals

    News

    18 Jul 2019 | Harvard School of Public Health

    An interview with Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at Harvard Chan School who studies PFAS, including its health effects on immune response and risk of type 2 diabetes.

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

    News

    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.

  • House gearing up for PFAS in defense bill

    Policy

    9 Jul 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives takes up work this week on what could become its own version of major PFAS legislation attached to the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • New York proposes new drinking water standards for 3 chemicals

    News

    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...