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April 7, 2021

3M will pay Bemidji $12.5 million to help treat PFAS contaminated water

Source:, April 6, 2021 The city of Bemidji has reached a settlement with 3M to help pay for treating contamination in its water supply. 3M will pay $12.5 million to help build and operate a treatment facility to remove chemicals known as PFAS, which the company manufactured for use as firefighting foam. Read more.

April 7, 2021

Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame

Source:, April 7, 2021 By: Adrienne Matei Asked about the future of Parkinson’s disease in the US, Dr Ray Dorsey says, “We’re on the tip of a very, very large iceberg.” Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and author of Ending Parkinson’s Disease, believes a Parkinson’s epidemic is on the […]

April 6, 2021

Dayton notifies WPAFB, Department of Defense on intention to file lawsuit over PFAS contamination

Source:, April 5, 2021 The City of Dayton notified Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Department of Defense about its intention to file a lawsuit last week. The city said WPAFB and the DOD need to address PFAS contamination. City officials want enforcement of environmental laws and to obtain an order to stop contaminants […]

April 6, 2021

Unexplained PFAS Contamination at Petroleum Spill Site Mystifies Environmental Regulators

Source:, April 5, 2021 By: Steven M. Siros and Matthew G. Lawson, Jenner & Block LLP The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is continuing to investigate an unexplained source of per-fluorinated compounds (PFAS) contamination that may be associated with the deployment of a fire-fighting compound in response to a major gasoline release […]

April 5, 2021

Verso agrees to pay to clean up leak

Source:, April 2, 2021 The owners of the closed Luke paper mill have agreed to clean up toxic pollution that has been seeping into the waterway at the mill and pay the state a $650,000 penalty. The pollutants leaking into the river include “black liquor,” a caustic byproduct of the paper pulping process, as […]

April 5, 2021

Waterway cleanup proposed in three South Jersey towns tied to Sherwin-Williams Superfund

Source:, April 5, 2021 By: Carol Comegno The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Thursday a proposal for the next phase of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site. The proposal calls for dredging of contaminated sediment and excavation and capping of floodplain soil at Silver Lake, Bridgewood Lake, Kirkwood Lake, and Hilliards Creek between Gibbsboro, […]

April 5, 2021

New construction at Gustavus airport digs up old concerns about toxic chemicals

Source:, April 5, 2021 By: Claire Stremple Contractors plan to break ground on a multimillion-dollar airport project in Gustavus this month. But newly discovered toxic chemicals at the site make the state-run project more complicated, and some residents don’t think the environmental oversight goes far enough to keep them safe. The upgrade at Gustavus’ […]

April 5, 2021

Louisville’s Super-Polluting Chemical Plant Emits Not One, But Two Potent Greenhouse Gases

Source:, April 5, 2021 By: Phil McKenna, James Bruggers The Chemours Louisville Works emits a chemical feedstock and a separate gas byproduct that do more damage to the climate than 750,000 passenger vehicles, and far more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s main industrial greenhouse gas inventory indicates. Chemours’ most harmful climate super-pollutant is the […]

April 5, 2021

1 big thing: Tampa Bay stares down environmental disaster

Source:, April 3, 2021 A worsening series of breaches in a 800-million-gallon holding pool at the Piney Point industrial site prompted Manatee County to evacuate residents within about a mile of the plant tonight. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol closed off roads in the evacuation zone around U.S. 41 in Palmetto, per […]

April 2, 2021

A town’s water is contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ – how did it get this bad?

Source:, April 2, 2021 By: Lewis Kendall On a bitterly cold afternoon earlier this year, the Haw River was running high – its water a bright ochre thanks to heavy rainfall and snow melt. Most of the water flowed south, where it would eventually connect with Jordan Lake and the rest of the Cape […]

April 2, 2021

Clean up process still underway on Savannah Highway nearly three years after oil leak

Source:, April 1, 2021 By: Paola Tristan Arruda The clean-up process for an oil leak at a gas station is still underway nearly three years after it happened. In August of 2018, officials from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said petroleum was found on Savannah Highway. The leak originated from the piping […]

April 2, 2021

Deal reached to clean up pollution from closed Maryland paper mill

Source:, April 1, 2021 By: Timothy B. Wheeler The owners of the closed Luke paper mill in Western Maryland have agreed to clean up toxic pollution that has been seeping into the Potomac River and pay a $650,000 penalty, state officials and environmental groups announced Thursday. Verso Luke LLC and its parent company, Verso […]

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