PFAS can be a game changer in commercial real estate transactions. As evolving policies expand the scope of potential liabilities and cleanup costs, environmental professionals must consider what steps they can take to address, mitigate, and manage PFAS-related risks at potentially impacted properties.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement arm intends to focus the Agency’s remediation and cost-recovery efforts under the federal Superfund law on manufacturers of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that climate change and PFAS will be a focus of investigation and enforcement in coming years.
The agency’s latest update to its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives drew comments from industry trade groups as well as New York City about potential implications for waste operations.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office responsible for protecting the public from toxic substances has changed how it defines PFAS for a second time since 2021, a move critics say they fear will exclude thousands of “forever chemicals” from regulation and largely benefit industry.
irst of 12 sets of data to be released through 2026, this information further builds upon EPA actions to address PFAS in Drinking Water
Taking place from 20th to 22nd September 2023 in sunny Barcelona, CEM 2023 will be our largest emissions monitoring event to date, with more exhibitors and presentations than ever!
There are several established technologies to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, including membranes and adsorbents. However, such purification media can pose disposal challenges due to the potential for further PFAS contamination stemming from the spent media. Now, a new treatment technology developed by researchers at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Mo.; www.missouri.edu)...
In September 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
In 2019, the state of New Hampshire banned firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals, as mounting evidence linked the widely used fire suppressant to higher cancer rates among firefighters...
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have identified two bacteria species that can degrade a stubborn group of pollutants, known as “forever chemicals” or PFAS. These naturally-occurring bacteria can break the chemical bonds in these
Plastic industry backers and environmental justice (EJ) advocates exchanged sometimes fiery comments at a recent hearing over plastics production and its impact on poor communities of color.
Beginning with the PFAS Action Plan of 2019, it became clear to industry observers and environmental professionals that EPA intends to regulate PFAS compounds...
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island SRP Center, led by Rainer Lohmann, Ph.D., developed a passive sampling device to monitor per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater...
The Solinst Model 403 CMT Multilevel Systems are tried and tested solutions for monitoring PFAS-contaminated sites effectively.
In our quest to discover ways to rid our environment of “forever chemicals,” the focus is now shifting towards a worrying subclass of these pollutants that contain chlorine atoms within their chemical makeup...
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) detection and quantification have gained significant attention within analytical chemistry.1 This field has become very...
A new report published by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) finds that technologies and expenses needed to remove and destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from certain wastewater streams across Minnesota
A recent study conducted by Harvard found that unmonitored PFAS can accumulate and last for centuries.
Researchers in California examined tactics used by companies to delay restrictions on forever chemicals