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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

Jackson again issues boil water advisory amid winter weather

Jackson again issues boil water advisory amid winter weather

January 3, 2023 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Officials in the City of Jackson, Mississippi, issued another boil water advisory in December following pressure issues in the distribution system caused by leaks amid severe winter weather that engulfed much of the United States over the holidays. “The issue has to be significant leaksRead More

BGSU studying fertilizer alternative to combat harmful algal blooms

BGSU studying fertilizer alternative to combat harmful algal blooms

December 20, 2022 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Research into harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie previously has determined the chief culprit is too many nutrients in the watershed due to agricultural runoff, yet the process of preventing HABs is riddled with complexities. In western Ohio, a Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Read More

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

November 28, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

After averting a strike between railroad operators and labor union representatives in September, another potential strike is again threatening to put water utility supply chains at risk. According to the unions, a strike could begin as early as Dec. 9 unless Congress intervenes. In aRead More

AWWA poll reveals seven in 10 Americans consider tap water safe

AWWA poll reveals seven in 10 Americans consider tap water safe

October 13, 2022 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Nearly three-in-four people perceive their home’s tap water as safe, according to a survey conducted by data intelligence company Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and nearly 80 percent trust their water utility. The June 2022 poll, titled “Public Perceptions of Tap Water,” includedRead More

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

September 20, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The water utility sector is applauding a tentative agreement between railroad operators and their union representatives, which averted a work stoppage that would have halted chlorine shipments to water systems and put public health at risk. “This agreement has averted a major public health crisis,” Association ofRead More

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

September 6, 2022 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 26 released a pre-publication version of a rule that would designate the two most common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) — as hazardous substances under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,Read More

A Legal History of PFAS

A Legal History of PFAS

August 8, 2022 at 9:39 am 0 comments

It took one lawsuit to expose the toxicity of PFAS. And more than two decades of litigation to begin to address the harm it has caused. By Michael DiGiannantonio In 1999, a farmer in West Virginia, Wilbur Tennant, filed the first lawsuit against DuPont forRead More

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

July 11, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell & Seth Mansergh The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. Reductions in these levels hadRead More