West Virginia suit filed over exposure to firefighting foam

Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city's water supply from firefighting foam.

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Pellston-area PFAS contamination fits profile of firefighting foam

Officials say the PFAS types found contaminating a well near Pellston Regional Airport match the profile of chemicals incorporated in firefighting foams that have sometimes been used at airfields.

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Toxics

Your foam coffee cup is fighting for its life

The Dart Container Corporation, which makes foam products, is a manufacturing behemoth and produced a fortune for the family behind it. Environmentalists say its products are polluting the globe with plastic.

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Your foam coffee cup is fighting for its life

The Dart Container Corporation, which makes foam products, is a manufacturing behemoth and produced a fortune for the family behind it. Environmentalists say its products are polluting the globe.
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Toxics

Second mobile home near SC air base has polluted water

A second mobile home park near Shaw Air Force base is registering elevated levels of toxic chemicals that once were used by military installations to extinguish fires.

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Toxics

Pentagon causing toxic pollution by burning foam, campaigners say

The Department of Defense is polluting the environment with toxic chemicals by continuing to incinerate a vast stockpile of firefighting foam in a move environmentalists say is in breach of new regulations.

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Toxics

New York State moves to ban foam food containers

The proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would make New York the second state to approve a ban on containers made of polystyrene.
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Toxics

Sea spits white foam

As rains lash out, the sea is spitting out foam - thanks to the excessive dumping of waste.

madison.com
Toxics

PFAS bill a 'step forward' but more work needed to address contamination

A bill to restrict the use of firefighting foams containing certain hazardous chemicals is "a needed step forward," according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, but it doesn't go far enough to address widespread pollution from compounds known as PFAS.

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Water and soil testing shows signs of contamination

A chemical with known health risks if ingested was detected at Hagevig Fire Training Center in Juneau after soil and groundwater testing, but the contaminant is not near a known source of drinking water.

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Toxics

Air Force responds to questions surrounding contaminated water in Clovis

Toxic chemicals are affecting the water at Highland Dairy, where thousands of cows were poisoned for years.

Toxics

Newburgh test results confirm PFOA, PFOS found in foam

Test results released by the City of Newburgh on Tuesday show high levels of various perfluorinated chemicals, including PFOS and PFOA,

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Toxics

Firefighters demand crackdown on toxic dump 'death traps'

Firefighters are calling for emergency laws to jail, fine and sue operators responsible for illicitly stockpiling toxic chemical waste that cause industrial fires after warning the dump sites are “death traps” for emergency services personnel.
Toxics

Kentucky legislature sends PFAS firefighting foam restriction to governor

Kentucky's legislature has passed a bill to restrict the use of firefighting foams containing intentionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Toxics

Greater EU regulatory consistency needed for end-of-life vehicles

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) and substance thresholds under question.

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