• Lawmakers, Administration Likely to Clash Over Looming PFAS Legislation

    Lawmakers, Administration Likely to Clash Over Looming PFAS Legislation0

    Bipartisan legislation addressing PFAS/PFOS contamination that is increasingly present in community groundwater is likely to clash with the Trump administration, The Hill reported Monday. The chemicals, found in items from raincoats to firefighting foam, have been associated with negative health effects including cancer, as well as high cholesterol and other illnesses. PFAS/PFOS groundwater contamination has appeared

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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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  • 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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