Post Tagged with: "PFAS"

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

June 23, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) and the City of Garden Grove, California, in May began operating one of four treatment plants being constructed in Garden Grove to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalentRead More

Riverside County water district files lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, others over PFAS

Riverside County water district files lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, others over PFAS

June 21, 2022 at 7:33 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rubidoux Community Services District against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) that have contaminated groundwater suppliesRead More

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

June 20, 2022 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Joe Biden’s action plan to deliver clean water and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. The agency also announced that it is inviting states and territoriesRead More

California school district files lawsuit over contaminated drinking water

California school district files lawsuit over contaminated drinking water

April 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group recently announced that its client, Ballico-Cressey School District in Ballico, California, has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical and Shell Oil, sellers of pesticides that contained the chemical 1,2,3 trichloropropane, known as “TCP.” The lawsuit claims that these products have contaminated a well that the districtRead More

OCWD is first public lab in California to achieve PFAS detection certification

OCWD is first public lab in California to achieve PFAS detection certification

April 11, 2022 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Orange County Water District’s (OCWD; the District) Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory is the first public agency laboratory in California to achieve state certification to analyze for per- and polyfluoralkly substances (PFAS) in drinking water by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 533. Certification was granted by the Environmental LaboratoryRead More

Orange County PFAS treatment facility begins operations

Orange County PFAS treatment facility begins operations

February 14, 2022 at 8:26 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) and the Serrano Water District (Serrano) began operating one of the county’s first treatment plants to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalent in the environment andRead More

EPA announces nationwide PFAS monitoring effort

EPA announces nationwide PFAS monitoring effort

January 14, 2022 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) to establish nationwide monitoring for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium in drinking water. The agency said the action is essential to addressing the public health and environmental risks of PFASRead More

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

November 12, 2021 at 11:13 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated groundwaterRead More

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

August 9, 2021 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Water system providers across the United States have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit claiming that their water supplies are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). These chemicals have been used for decades to extinguish chemical or petroleum fires at military bases, airports, andRead More

House passes PFAS Action Act, but there’s one problem

House passes PFAS Action Act, but there’s one problem

July 26, 2021 at 10:10 am 1 comment

Last week, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking water standards for regulating harmful forever chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), that are linked to kidney, liver and other health problems. By designating the chemical asRead More