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  • Michigan AG plans to sue 3M over PFAS crisis


    9 May 2019 | woodtv

    Michigan Attorney General announced Thursday she will pursue litigation against Minnesota-based 3M, the maker of PFAS that has contaminated wells and waterways across the state… 3M produced PFAS for decades for products like Scotchgard and firefighting foam…

  • Why researchers and regulators have more questions than answers about PFAS (podcast)


    8 May 2019 | The Whyy

    Communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have grown increasingly worried about a class of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. These ‘forever chemicals’ are in lots of consumer products from pizza boxes to dental floss. And they’ve been found to have contaminated soil and drinking water. But as fears about the potential…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2570, the "PFAS User Fee Act of 2019"


    8 May 2019

    Rep. Rouda, Harley (D-CA) introduced a bill that would ensure that polluters pay ongoing water treatment costs associated with exposure from PFAS pollution.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Five years after discovery, PFAS concerns continue in Bucks and Montgomery Counties


    25 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Courier Times

    Steve Vernik’s home sat empty for months, passed over again and again until he eventually sold it earlier this month, for $25,000 less than he originally sought. There’s little doubt in his mind it’s because of the toxic chemicals that were found in his drinking…

  • 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…

  • Thousands of gallons of toxic foam used at Luke Air Force Base for more than 40 years. Here’s what it means for our water


    16 Apr 2019 | Arizona Republic

    Luke Air Force Base used a toxic firefighting foam to put out at least 10 jet crash fires and suppress many more controlled fires in training activities in the last half century, according to a U.S. Air Force report. Overall, thousands of gallons of the foam may have seeped into the…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2195, the "PFAs Registry Act"


    10 Apr 2019

    Rep. Pappas, Chris (D-NH) introduced a bill that would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a registry for individuals who may have been exposed to PFAS due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam on military installations.

  • CDC maps out chemical health study, excludes cancer


    8 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Courier Times

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced its plans for a highly anticipated health study on PFAS, but the study will not assess whether or not the chemicals can cause cancer, a primary concern of impacted communities, including in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The U.S.…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 2102, the "VET PFAS Act"


    4 Apr 2019

    Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. (D-MI) introduced a bill that the Federal code to provide care and medical services to veterans and their dependents who may have been exposed to PFAS.

  • Des Moines Water Works official says more testing needed, after PFAS found at area military base


    26 Mar 2019 | Iowa Public Radio

    The Des Moines Water Works plans to do more testing for toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, after high levels were detected at a nearby military base. Groundwater contamination at the Iowa Air National Guard base in Des Moines is nearly 200 times the federal government’s health advisory, according…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 1863, the "Testing for Impacted Firefighters"


    25 Mar 2019

    Rep. Norcross, Donald (D-NJ) introduced a bill that would require the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters of the Department of Defense to determine exposure patterns to PFAS.

  • New Mexico sues Air Force over groundwater contamination at bases


    15 Mar 2019 | The Hill

    New Mexico sued the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday over water contamination, arguing that the federal government has a responsibility to clean up leftover plumes of toxic chemicals, according to an Associated Press report.  Regulators say that groundwater at the Cannon and Holloman air bases is contaminated with chemicals known…

  • Pentagon pushes for weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water


    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…