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  • 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…

  • A busy time for the New Jersey DEP – More PFAS action and NRD lawsuits

    News

    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

    News

    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…

  • PFOA working group forming in Hoosick area

    News

    22 Apr 2019 | The Bennington Banner

    Read the full article by Jim Therrien “The town of Hoosick and village of Hoosick Falls are forming a working group of residents and business owners to participate in discussions on pending Superfund cleanup work at PFOA-contaminated sites. Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam and village Mayor Robert Allen outlined the plan in a progress report…

  • Military challenging states on $2 billion chemical liability

    News

    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…

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

    News

    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…

  • DuPont and Chemours sued by New Jersey over pollution in Pompton Lakes and other sites

    News

    2 Apr 2019 | North Jersey Record

    New Jersey sued chemical giant DuPont on Wednesday seeking financial damages for widespread pollution that contaminated air, soil and water at four sites across the state and endangered the health of thousands, including residents of a Pompton Lakes neighborhood who have had to endure cancer-causing…

  • Pentagon pushes for weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water

    News

    15 Mar 2019 | 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. The Pentagon’s…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act of 2019"

    Policy

    14 Jan 2019

    Reps. Dingell (D-MI) and Upton (R-MI) introduced a bill that would require the EPA Administrator to designate all polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under Superfund (CERCLA).

  • Reconstructing the Composition of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Contemporary Aqueous Film-Forming Foams

    Science

    1 Mar 1921 | Environ Sci Technol Lett

    A combination of methods can accurately assign the total PFAS mass attributable to AFFF in an aqueous sample with differentiation of gross precursor classes and identification of major precursor species.

  • Emerging Chlorinated Polyfluorinated Polyether Compounds Impacting the Waters of Southwestern New Jersey Identified by Use of Nontargeted Analysis

    Science

    16 Feb 1921 | Environ Sci Technol Lett

    Non-targeted analysis was used to estimate the effectiveness of point-of-entry water treatment systems for the removal of the emerging species and reduced the abundance of PFAS by >90%.

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