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  • Effectiveness of point-of-use/point-of-entry systems to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from drinking water


    29 Jul 2019 | AWWA Water Sci.

    Commercially available PFAS filters tested in homes for efficiency and ease of use in areas contaminated by PFAS-containing firefighting foams.

  • Notes from the Field: Targeted Biomonitoring for GenX and Other Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Following Detection of Drinking Water Contamination - North Carolina, 2018


    26 Jul 2019 | MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.

    Biomonitoring of 837 private well and select owners for the presence of GenX and 17 other common PFAS, due to exposure by manufacturing facilities.

  • Military starts task force after spreading toxic “forever chemicals”


    24 Jul 2019 | The Hill

    Secretary Mark Esper created a task force responsible for devising PFAS cleanup standards, finding an alternative firefighting foam without PFAS, and addressing “Public/Congress perceptions of DoD's efforts.”

  • 98 claims filed against New Windsor, NY over tainted water


    23 Jul 2019 | Times-Herald Record

    Ninety-eight notices of claim have been filed against New Windsor, NY seeking damages in the wake of the disclosure that its water contained PFOS and PFOA.

  • Iowa officials launch PFAS Working Group to address risks to drinking water


    19 Jul 2019 | Iowa Public Radio

    Local, state and federal officials are coming together to more proactively address PFAS contamination in Iowa. High levels of the chemicals have been found near military bases in Des Moines and Sioux City.

  • Angry with PFAS delays, Oscoda residents give the state an earful


    17 Jul 2019 | MLive

    People in Oscoda, MI are fed up. One by one, they filed to the microphone Tuesday night and gave a panel of state health and environmental specialists an earful. The U.S. Air Force — the polluter, which contaminated the area by using chemical-based firefighting foam at Wurtsmith Air Force Base — was absent from the meeting.

  • Study examines PFAS data from 3 states


    17 Jul 2019 | Coastal Review Online

    North Carolina, Colorado and Michigan, three states with PFAS water contaminated are the focus of a three-year study to better understand the extent of contamination, the routes of exposure for the affected communities, and how these man-made chemicals move in the environment.

  • As federal regulations lag, states take action against PFAS chemicals


    16 Jul 2019 | New Hampshire Public Radio

    [New Hampshire] lawmakers are expected to pass some of the lowest limits on PFAS in drinking water in the country. The levels are way below how much PFAS the Environmental Protection Agency says is safe to drink.

  • How toxic ‘forever chemicals’ made their way into your food


    14 Jul 2019 | The Hill

    While the use of clean human or animal waste for fertilizing fields is logical and ecologically sensible, spreading sludge known to be contaminated with chemicals that don’t break down and are absorbed by plants and farm animals is not.

  • The Air Force polluted 4 SC bases with a toxic firefighting foam, didn’t tell neighbors


    13 Jul 2019 | The Post and Courier

    Four Air Force bases in South Carolina are severely contaminated with chemicals that scientists continue to investigate for possible links to thyroid disease, pregnancy complications, and kidney and testicular cancers.

  • A new drinking water crisis hits US military bases across the nation


    13 Jul 2019 | CNBC

    The Department of Defense has spent more than $550 million on PFAS investigations and responses including providing bottled water and in-home water filtration systems. But DOD has not come up with a plan to actually clean up the PFAS contamination across the country, something the Pentagon roughly estimated could cost $2 billion. CNBC went to some of the communities near military bases to see how PFAS contamination is playing out today. Watch the video to hear from impacted citizens, veterans and military officials.

  • House measure would declare PFAS chemicals hazardous under Superfund law


    12 Jul 2019 | The Detroit News

    The U.S. House approved in a 220-197 vote a defense authorization bill that would designate all toxic fluorinated chemicals as hazardous substances under the Superfund program within a year and phase out military fire-fighting foam containing PFAS by 2025, rather than 2029 as called for in the underlying National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Trump promises to veto a bill banning the military from using toxic products with PFAS


    11 Jul 2019 | Pacific Standard

    US President Donald Trump threatened to veto a defense spending bill with an amendment that restricts the use of a toxic chemical compound found in firefighting foams. Several provisions in the bill, introduced in the House of Representatives, would require the United States Department of Defense to switch to safer foams without PFAS... The bill would also require the military to pay to clean up sites where its activities have contaminated the water, including farms and watersheds, and classify the areas as Superfund sites.

  • Grayling homeowners cope with water contamination


    10 Jul 2019 | Record Eagle

    A toxic plume of PFAS chemicals currently seeps through the groundwater and into local surface waters, the result of decades of using and training with firefighting foam at Camp Grayling, the primary training facility for the Michigan National Guard and the largest U.S. National Guard training installation.

  • A vote this week may help launch changes to federal PFAS oversight


    10 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Congress is looking at a wave of proposed PFAS legislation, including several amendments added to the military spending bill for 2020. If the U.S. House of Representatives votes as expected this week on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, environmental proponents say, they’re likely to include measures that would strengthen PFAS requirements for the federal government and military...