Quebec legislators want permanent ban on leachate into lake on Vermont’s northern border

The Quebec Legislature voted 118-0 to pressure Vermont for a permanent ban on allowing treated leachate to be discharged in the lake’s tributaries after PFAS were found in the lake.
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Toxics

What’s really in your bottled water?

Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS chemicals in several popular water brands, especially carbonated ones.

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Destroying forever chemicals ignites N.Y. town’s ‘worst fears’

The EPA and others are tackling the issue of how to dispose of PFAS chemicals, but their conclusions can’t come soon enough for communities like one in upstate New York, where families may have already been exposed to the chemicals.
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Connecticut sees 'emerging threat' in PFAS chemicals

Frustrated by the EPA's inaction, states are moving to address PFAS substances, an old class of chemicals linked to the pollution of drinking water.
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High levels of toxic PFAS chemicals pollute breast milk

Studies are showing high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in breast milk that far exceed U.S. drinking water health advisory limits.
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Vermont launches effort to collect toxic foam from local fire departments

Vermont fire departments can dispose of outdated fire fighting foam made from PFOA and PFOS for free until October 8.
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Originals

Hidden studies from decades ago could have curbed PFAS problem: Scientist

An editorial published in Environmental Health today suggests that research on perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) and their dangerous health effects was not revealed until several decades after it was conducted.

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Vermont school water supplies tested; 2 of 10 have elevated PFAS levels

The schools where contamination was detected have been notified and offered bottled water.
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