‘Forever chemicals’ are everywhere. The battle over who pays to clean them up is just getting started.

‘Forever chemicals’ are everywhere. The battle over who pays to clean them up is just getting started. – POLITICO State and local governments across the country are suing manufacturers of toxic chemicals that are contaminating much of the nation’s drinking … Continue reading ‘Forever chemicals’ are everywhere. The battle over who pays to clean them up is just getting started.

Commissioner Bacon’s newsletter discusses PFAS

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WACOISLAND/bulletins/327e2fe …I want to share with you … a meeting to discuss PFAS in our drinking water, with John Lovie, president of the Whidbey Island Water Systems Associations; Keith Higman, Island County Public Health Director; and Heather Korteum, Island County Environmental Health Manager. On June 15th the EPA announced new Lifetime Health Advisories (LHAs) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) which in some cases are over 10,000 times lower than the LHA numbers we have been working with in the water systems and private wells around the Navy facilities on Whidbey Island. This means that levels we thought were safe … Continue reading Commissioner Bacon’s newsletter discusses PFAS

EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny

EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny – Circle of Blue For members of the general public who are attuned to drinking water contaminants, the EPA announcement is raising concerns, according to John Lovie, president of the Whidbey Island Water Systems Association. Located in Washington state, the association counts about 100 water systems as members, which range in size from several thousand customers to just three or four. The town of Coupeville, one of the largest in the association, is dealing with PFAS chemicals in its water. Circle of Blue Continue reading EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny