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June 5, 2020

Previously unidentified chemicals discovered across S. Jersey, linked to plant that used PFAS

Source: https://www.inquirer.com/, June 4, 2020 By: Frank Kummer and Dylan Purcell A team of scientists report in a new study that they have found a recently identified group of chemical compounds, likely used as a substitute for highly-toxic PFAS, in soil samples taken across New Jersey. It’s not yet known whether the new compounds, called ClPFPECAs, are […]

June 5, 2020

The Persistence of PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemicals’ Coming Under Regulatory Scrutiny

Source: https://ehsdailyadvisor.blr.com/, June 5, 2020 Environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals and their organizations should be following the ongoing conversation surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). We continue to learn more about this large family of chemicals and their impact on both human health and the environment—and PFAS are increasingly coming under more expansive regulatory scrutiny. […]

June 5, 2020

Firefighting Foam Manufacturer Refuses Regulators’ Demands To Test More Wells For PFAS

Source: https://www.wpr.org/, June 3, 2020 By: Danielle Kaeding A Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam says it won’t test 500 private wells for PFAS contamination beyond its fire training facility after state regulators said the company failed to complete work as part of an ongoing investigation. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, are found in everyday products. […]

June 5, 2020

Chemical Manufacturers Sued Over Forever Chemicals Contamination

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/, June 4, 2020 A growing number of lawsuits and regulations are targeting PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and the companies manufacturing these chemicals. · PFAs are man-made chemicals often described as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down naturally in the environment. Read more.

June 5, 2020

In lawsuit, Fairfield claims company cost them ‘millions of dollars’ in environmental cleanup

Source: https://www.ctpost.com/, June 5, 2020 By: Daniel Tepfer The town of Fairfield is facing “millions of dollars” for environmental cleanup after an engineering firm skipped state approval and used contaminated soil to build a berm around the town’s former dump site, a lawsuit claims. This week the town filed a lawsuit against Osprey Environmental Engineering […]

June 3, 2020

City says contaminated water from oil spill leaked into Wascana Creek

Source: https://leaderpost.com/, June 2, 2020 By: Alec Salloum The City of Regina will seek to recoup any of its expenses after contaminants from oil that spilled at the Co-Op Refinery Complex(CRC) got into Wascana Creek. “No municipal wastewater treatment plant is designed to treat this kind of event,” said Kurtis Doney, director of water, waste […]

June 2, 2020

New Jersey’s drinking water to get a bit cleaner with strict standards on PFAS chemicals

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, June 1, 2020 By: Scott Fallon New Jersey formally adopted some of the most stringent standards in the nation for two chemicals found in drinking water across the state that have been linked to cancer and other ailments, officials said Monday. The move will require all operators of public water systems to begin […]

June 1, 2020

Arizona company ordered to pay $5 million for arsenic leak from old mine

Source: https://www.azcentral.com/, May 29, 2020 By: Ian James Arizona environmental regulators say the Hillside Mine once produced gold, copper, silver, lead and zinc. But the operation in the hills of Yavapai County shut down in about 1950, and mining hasn’t resumed since. Read more.

June 1, 2020

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property

Source: https://ktiv.com/, May 26, 2020 By: Dean Welte Federal officials say BNSF railroad has agreed to clean up 2 million pounds of broken glass from televisions and computer monitors that contains lead at a property it bought in Sioux City, Iowa, several years ago. Read more.

June 1, 2020

Lawsuit: Mill still polluting Potomac Says tests show high levels of lead, mercury in paper plant runoff

Source: Capital (Annapolis, MD), May 30, 2020 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ Though shuttered for a year, a Western Maryland paper mill’s byproducts continue to pollute the Potomac River, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh charged in a federal lawsuit. The suit filed Thursday, the latest in a battle against the Luke Mill in Allegany County, stems from […]

May 28, 2020

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property

Source: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/, May 28, 2020 Federal officials say BNSF railroad has agreed to clean up 2 million pounds of broken glass from televisions and computer monitors that contains lead at a property it bought in Sioux City several years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency says the glass from cathode ray tube monitors was left at the […]

May 28, 2020

Restrictions expanded near former Wurtsmith air base after PFAS found in most wildlife

Source: https://www.freep.com/, May 28, 2020 By: Keith Matheny State officials last year — too quietly, some contend — expanded hunting and fishing restrictions at Clark’s Marsh, near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, after scientific studies showed excessive levels of PFAS in virtually every living creature tested from the area. Algae, snails, tadpoles, dragonflies, crayfish and minnow-type small […]

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