The Military’s Response to PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water John Lovie has a new post on the approaches being taken by military branches in anticipation of the release of new EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels as demonstrated by what is happening … Continue reading Off-Base
CORRECTION—In the January newsletter, there was a notice that the Navy will be hosting two Open House Public Meetings on February 1st which included an incorrect phone number for those who might want to request a sampling appointment. The notice … Continue reading Navy hosting Public Meetings on water sampling
PFAS on Spokane’s West Plains Check out the West Plains Coalition, an all-volunteer, local non-profit dedicated to learning more about the West Plains PFAS water crisis along with a recent documentary, Troubled Waters. The 20 minute documentary presents the story … Continue reading West Plains Water Coalition
US chemical industry likely spent $110m trying to thwart PFAS legislation, study finds | US news | The Guardian US industry disposed of at least 60m pounds of PFAS waste in last five years | PFAS | The Guardian Backlash … Continue reading PFAS Updates November -December 2023
Note: This is not legal advice! If you have legal questions, please consult a lawyer. All public water systems required to test for PFAS in drinking water, in other words all group A water systems, are advised to follow the link below and read the information and take note of the important dates and deadlines. Water systems have until December 4th to submit requests for exclusion from the settlement of the AFFF Multi-District Litigation No. 2873 (“MDL”) with Dupont, and until December 11th with 3M. Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2873) – District Court for the District … Continue reading Public Water System Settlements
Tuesday’s postcard, and what a Seattle Times investigation reveals about the poisoned groundwater west of Spokane (substack.com) Tim Connor with some background on the Seattle Times story on PFAS in drinking water around Spokane. Continue reading What a Seattle Times investigation reveals about the poisoned groundwater west of Spokane
PFAS chemicals linked to thyroid cancer, human data suggests – The New Lede Continue reading PFAS chemicals linked to thyroid cancer, human data suggests
PFAS is in the groundwater west of Spokane. What’s known about the contamination is only growing. | The Seattle Times Continue reading PFAS is in the groundwater west of Spokane. What’s known about the contamination is only growing.
I took the summer off from PFAS. Did anything change, besides the date? For a year, I worked extensively on PFAS (per- and poly fluorinated alkyl substances, aka ‘Forever Chemicals’) in drinking water, supported by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. At the end of the grant period in June, I decided to take the summer off from PFAS. For a change of pace, I wrote about community and travel. I’m back on the PFAS beat, and I’m curious about what’s changed. Here’s a link to an audio version for those who’d rather have me read it … Continue reading ‘Forever chemicals’ haven’t gone away.