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Nov 25, 2019

INSIGHT: The Costs to Your Community of Chasing Background Levels of PFAS

North East Biosolids & Residuals Association’s Ned Beecher examines the high costs of regulating background PFAS levels.

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Nov 25, 2019

EPA Floats Ideas for Industries to Report Some PFAS Releases

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.

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Nov 20, 2019

House Committee Approves Far-Reaching PFAS Package

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.

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Nov 20, 2019

`Forever Chemicals’ Seen Likely Polluting More Military Bases

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.

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Nov 18, 2019

Climate Change Impacts Spur EPA to Improve Superfund Maps

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.

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Nov 15, 2019

House Chairman Ready to Move New Stand-Alone PFAS Bill

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).

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Nov 13, 2019

Congress Close to Striking Landmark PFAS Deal, Chairman Says

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.

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Nov 07, 2019

FEMA Pushes Back Its Overhaul of Flood Insurance Rates

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.

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Oct 30, 2019

Superfund’s Next Challenge: Small-Town PFAS Contamination

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.

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Oct 23, 2019

Congress Quickly Losing Patience With EPA on PFAS (Corrected)

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.

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