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  • America’s dairyland may have a PFAS problem

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    11 Oct 2019 | NRDC

    The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country. Anna Reade, an NRDC staff scientist specializing in toxic chemicals, suggests that state agencies test sludge before it’s spread on fields and milk before it goes to market. Then officials could see where the highest PFAS concentrations are coming from.

  • Wisconsin residents concerned over PFAS contamination on farm fields

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    24 Sep 2019 | Wisconsin Public Radio

    The meeting, held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, was the first in a series of six listening sessions on contamination resulting from PFAS. The agency considers the largest source of contamination to have spread from firefighting foam used at Tyco Fire Product's fire training facility.

  • Concerns rise over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

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    12 Sep 2019 | Associated Press

    Several states are examining sewage sludge for PFAS contamination and assessing potential dangers. Maine has enacted a nonbinding advisory level for PFAS in sludge and New Hampshire is working with the U.S. Geological Survey on a soil study whose results will help them set a standard. Maine also found most biosolids from more than 30 wastewater treatment plants were above the state's advisory level while neighboring New Hampshire detected PFAS in tests of sludge from two dozen permit holders. Neither state found traceable levels of PFAS in the milk tested. Based on sludge tests at 41 plants, Michigan ordered several to stop distributing it to farms.

  • An investigation into per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in nineteen Australian wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)

    Science

    10 Sep 2019 | Heliyon

    6:2 FTS and other PFAS were found to dominate Australian wastewater.

  • Maine’s ‘forever chemical’ restrictions not applied to compost

    News

    20 Aug 2019 | Portland Press Herald

    State environmental regulators have allowed companies to sell compost made with treated municipal sludge to the public this summer, even as they restrict the use of sludge on many farm fields because of concerns about chemical contamination.

  • Maine dairy farmer’s blood tests high for ‘forever chemicals’ from toxic sludge

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    16 Aug 2019 | York County Coast Star

    Blood tests performed on Arundel dairy farmer Fred Stone show levels of the “forever chemicals” 20 times the national average more than two years after he and his wife stopped drinking the milk and water on the farm.

  • Michigan: PFAS & biosolids

    Policy

    5 Aug 2019

    Information on the first case of PFAS biosolids contamination in Michigan and their Industrial Pretreatment Program's guidance.

  • 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.

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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

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    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.

  • Wisconsin grapples with ‘green’ waste plants that spread hazardous PFAS

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    23 Jun 2019 | Wisconsin State Journal

    Wisconsin pollution regulators have come to realize that sludge from wastewater treatment plants may be spreading hazardous industrial chemicals in ways that could increase health risks. Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District injects 37 million gallons of sludge into soil each year but doesn't test for PFAS.

  • The hunt for PFAS turns to Michigan farms using human waste as fertilizer

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    19 Jun 2019 | MLive

    The hunt for PFAS in Michigan is turning to farm fields, where concerns are growing about possible contamination in treated human waste used as fertilizer. This month, scientists are analyzing test results from more than a dozen state agricultural sites that received the the fertilizer from wastewater treatment plants that were flagged in 2018 for high concentrations of the chemicals flowing into their systems from industrial sources or landfills...

  • Maine dairy farm plagued by chemical contaminants may be ‘tip of the toxic iceberg’

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    26 Mar 2019 | York County Coast Star

    More than two years after learning drinking water and milk tanks on his 100-year-old Stoneridge Farm were contaminated with a class of chemicals linked to cancer and other health concerns, farmer Fred Stone still can’t sell his milk and is losing hundreds of dollars a day, every day.…

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