North East Biosolids & Residuals Association’s Ned Beecher examines the high costs of regulating background PFAS levels.
The EPA asked Nov. 25 for information and opinions as to whether it should require companies and federal facilities that make or use certain “forever chemicals” to report when they are released and how they are managed.
A House committee approved a legislative package late Nov. 20 that would radically change the way the federal government regulates “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
A Pentagon task force said Wednesday it expects the number of installations potentially polluted by the so-called “forever chemicals” to increase beyond the 401 currently identified.
The EPA will map the boundaries of the nation’s most toxic sites in response to a government watchdog’s concerns about climate change impacts.
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee chairman says he hopes to move bipartisan legislation next week to address concerns over exposures to potentially hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Congress’ two chambers have largely resolved their differences over which provisions relating to “forever chemicals” should stay in an annual defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee chairman said Nov. 13.
FEMA is missing a self-imposed deadline to modernize the way it calculates risk when issuing flood insurance policies, another setback for the financially troubled program.
A Delaware town that discovered PFOA and PFOS in its drinking water more than a year ago may become part of the EPA’s flagship cleanup program.
The EPA was on the receiving end of bipartisan criticism from lawmakers Oct. 23 over its process for regulating PFAS chemicals in drinking water, another sign that Congress may be moving toward wresting this process away from the agency.