• House Bill Proposes Nationwide Limits on Chemicals in Drinking Water

    House Bill Proposes Nationwide Limits on Chemicals in Drinking Water0

    House lawmakers introduced legislation earlier this week that would establish new drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals, according to a Route Fifty report. The legislation would give the Environmental Protection Agency two years to establish enforceable legal limits of PFAS in drinking water. Four Democrats and one Republican introduced the measure. “It is past time

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  • EPA Takes Major Step Forward on PFAS Action Plan; Meets Criticism

    EPA Takes Major Step Forward on PFAS Action Plan; Meets Criticism0

    The Environmental Protection Agency released draft interim guidance Thursday for addressing groundwater contaminated with PFOA and PFOS, according to an EPA press release. The new guidance is available for public review and input and will be a key component in the agency’s plans to protect communities affected by PFOA/PFOS contamination. “This interim guidance will support

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  • Scientists Digging Deeper for Health Effects of PFAS/PFOS Contaminates

    Scientists Digging Deeper for Health Effects of PFAS/PFOS Contaminates0

    Scientists are increasing their research on the health effects of PFAS and PFOS chemicals used in a wide range of common products, NPR reported Monday. The chemicals (formally called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are found in products as diverse as water-resistant clothing, stain-resistant furniture, nonstick cookware, carpets and firefighting foam. Despite their prevalence, scientists know

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  • Shanahan Letter Pledges to “Quickly Address” Drinking Water Contaminates

    Shanahan Letter Pledges to “Quickly Address” Drinking Water Contaminates0

    A letter from Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pledges to “quickly address” PFOS and PFOA pollutants in community drinking water from DOD activities, the Portsmouth Herald reported Wednesday. Shanahan’s letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) came in response to her request for DOD commitment on PFOS and PFOA action during a March Senate Armed Services

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  • Legislation Proposed to Treat Veterans Exposed to PFAS Toxins

    Legislation Proposed to Treat Veterans Exposed to PFAS Toxins0

    Lawmakers proposed legislation Thursday that would cover VA treatment for veterans exposed to PFAS pollutants, which has been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses, AP reported. Health officials have warned many veterans have been exposed to PFAS, which is a key component in firefighting foam used in training and emergency incidents. The toxins are

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Robins Air Force Base, Macon-Bibb County and Central Georgia Technical College announced a new aviation program partnership Friday, Macon.com reported. It will create a workforce pipeline with CGTC students getting hands-on training with the Air Force’s 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group… The Guam Environmental Protection Agency has fined Andersen Air Force Base for sanitizing some of

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