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Erin Brockovich blasts U.S. regulation of toxic chemicals

The activist, made famous by Julia Roberts in an eponymous movie, rails against PFAS in drinking water.

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From Alaska to Florida, harmful PFAS compounds pollute water at multiple sites in every state

Wherever you are in the U.S., there's a good chance you can find harmful PFAS compounds in water near you.

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'Dark Waters' attorney: New 'forever' chemicals pose threat to environment, human health

Rob Bilott, the attorney who sued DuPont about PFAS health harms in Clarksburg, W.Va., says next generation compounds is just as dangerous.

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Justice

Erin Brockovich: Dear Joe Biden: are you kidding me?

The president-elect has tapped a former DuPont consultant who helped the company on PFAS to join his Environmental Protection Agency transition board.

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Justice

Biden EPA transition team member helped DuPont dodge regulations

Michael McCabe, a former EPA official and aide to Joe Biden, led DuPont’s defense of the toxic PFAS chemical PFOA.
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Toxics

North Carolina sues DuPont, spinoff Chemours over GenX contamination

North Carolina filed a lawsuit alleging that DuPont and then Chemours knew for decades the threats to human health posed by GenX and other perfluorinated chemicals that they were discharging into the Cape Fear River.

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Toxics

These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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Justice

Plan to send trains with LNG from fracking across Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage

Critics say a plan to build a major NJ fuel export terminal could accelerate fracking in Pa. and worsen climate change. An interstate agency is reassessing its earlier approval of the project.
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Justice

Fighting PFAS in NC will take more than standards

Rep. Pricey Harrison would welcome maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, but she worries that industries would just switch to another compound.
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Toxics

Michigan PFAS lawsuit against 3M, DuPont advances to discovery

The Michigan Attorney General's lawsuit against major global chemical producers like 3M and DuPont, which made toxic fluorochemicals that have caused widespread pollution, is moving forward.

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Toxics

DuPont to pay $3 million for pollution problems at La Porte, Texas, plant

Dupont will pay $3.195 million to settle alleged violations of federal pollution control laws at a Texas plant that's been closed since an accident killed 4 workers there in 2014.

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Toxics

PFAS fills Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain

N.C. State research points to pervasive PFAS that threatens ecosystem, human health and an endangered fish, the robust redhorse.
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Toxics

Tampa Bay Water files ‘forever chemicals’ lawsuit against DuPont, 3M

The utility serves more than 2.5 million customers. A spokesperson said Tampa Bay Water has not detected dangerous levels of the chemicals in its supply but is taking an 'initial step’ amid evolving science.
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