Post Tagged with: "PFAS"

Associations endorse bill to hold PFAS polluters liable for cleanup

Associations endorse bill to hold PFAS polluters liable for cleanup

May 8, 2023 at 8:32 am 0 comments

Five water sector associations representing drinking and clean water utility systems submitted a letter to Congress last week in support of the “Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act.” The bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate and aims to hold polluters accountable for Per-and PolyfluoroalkylRead More

New Hampshire rebuffs 3M’s attempt to move PFAS case to federal court

New Hampshire rebuffs 3M’s attempt to move PFAS case to federal court

May 1, 2023 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Recently, the State of New Hampshire, represented by Attorney General John Formella and a legal team led by Ken Sansone of SL Environmental Law Group, defeated an effort to move its case against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, and The Chemours CompanyRead More

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PFAS is Lining Up to be the Most Expensive Environmental Hazard in History

March 15, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Michael DiGiannantonio The U.S. EPA has released its proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – two common types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Under the proposed MCLs, drinking water utilities across the country would be forcedRead More

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EPA to ‘aggressively confront’ PFAS with first-ever proposed standard

March 14, 2023 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is proposing the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” The much anticipated announcement is the latest action under President Joe Biden’s plan to combat PFAS pollution andRead More

Federal Judge Denies Attempt by 3M to Evade PFAS Accountability

Federal Judge Denies Attempt by 3M to Evade PFAS Accountability

March 8, 2023 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

By Michael DiGiannantonio A federal district judge rejected 3M’s summary judgment arguments that the company should be treated as a government contractor and given immunity from being held liable for damages caused by PFAS produced by the company. The court explained that the Defendants, “asRead More

AWWA selects recipient of prestigious research award

AWWA selects recipient of prestigious research award

February 24, 2023 at 10:49 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has honored Dr. Detlef R. U. Knappe with its prestigious A.P. Black Research Award. Knappe is a distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, where he has established an internationally renowned research program that studies adsorption processes for theRead More

EPA: $2 billion in grants available to combat emerging contaminants

EPA: $2 billion in grants available to combat emerging contaminants

February 21, 2023 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2 billion from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address emerging contaminants like Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water across the country. The investment, which is allocated to states and territories,Read More

Massachusetts town files suit over PFAS contamination

Massachusetts town files suit over PFAS contamination

February 13, 2023 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The Town of Wayland, Massachusetts, has announced it has filed a lawsuit against multiple manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of products containing per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The defendants in the lawsuit are 3M Company, E.I.Read More

What 3M’s decision to stop making PFAS means for water providers

What 3M’s decision to stop making PFAS means for water providers

January 16, 2023 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In December, 3M announced that it will stop making PFAS per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of thousands of chemicals it has produced for decades, by 2025. 3M’s announcement begs the questions of why the company is taking this action now, and what does itRead More

Company says it can destroy PFAS chemicals forever

Company says it can destroy PFAS chemicals forever

January 11, 2023 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Aclarity, a PFAS destruction technology company, announced today that it has successfully destroyed PFAS chemicals at a customer’s site, at volume, in landfill leachate, a primary source of PFAS contamination in the environment. The full-scale pilot sponsored by Xylem demonstrates that PFAS, otherwise known asRead More