Is Galesburg water safe to drink? City water exceeded levels for PFAS in November, December

City officials are working on a plan of action after two water samples collected at its water treatment plant last November and December showed PFAS levels beyond the state of Illinois' tentative guidance level.

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Delaware settles with Solvay over PFAS contamination claims

The July 2020 discovery of hazardous chemicals in soil and groundwater near a Solvay Specialty Polymers chemical plant resulted in the company reaching a settlement with the state.


PFAS is in fish and wildlife. Researchers prowl Michigan for clues

J.D. Hock's heart sank in 2018, when the state of Michigan warned it was unsafe to eat deer harvested within a five-mile radius of Clark's Marsh in Oscoda Township. For decades, his family had hunted on property just outside the "do not eat" zone.


‘Am I going to regret it?': Forever chemicals dilemma for breastfeeding mothers

Many health experts and advocates say breastfeeding is the best choice for babies but the threat of passing on contamination from PFAS is prompting new questions.


With PFAS everywhere, Minnesota calls for big new crackdown on the 'forever chemicals'

The state wants lawmakers to designate the entire PFAS class as a 'hazardous substance' in state statute, a list that includes arsenic and lead.

PFAS contamination class action filed by Jervis Bay community for cultural loss

An Aboriginal community has launched a class action against the Federal Government claiming chemical contamination on their land from Department of Defence operations has "destroyed" their livelihoods.

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State Environment Department begins work addressing PFAS

The New Mexico Environment Department has begun to address per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance, also known as PFAS, contamination on Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo and Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis.


Peshtigo residents reach $17.5m class action settlement with Tyco over PFAS contamination

Peshtigo residents have reached a $17.5 million settlement with Tyco Fire Products and two other companies over widespread PFAS contamination stemming from the use of firefighting foam in the Peshtigo and Marinette areas.


Testing shows only ‘trace amounts’ of PFAS discharging from old Rhinelander landfill

Only "trace amounts" of PFAS were found in liquid discharged from the long-closed City of Rhinelander landfill, new testing shows.


Legislative committee set to undo new rule to curb pollution from PFAS foam

Republican lawmakers are moving to undo the Department of Natural Resources' first attempt to regulate the use of hazardous forever chemicals.


State to study level of PFAS toxins reaching Colorado’s crops

State agencies are assessing new data compiled by Colorado researchers that suggests a family of toxic chemicals could be reaching the state's vegetables - and thus its residents - through contaminated irrigation. 

Toxic PFAS chemicals discovered in hundreds of products

Climbing ropes, guitar strings, and hand sanitizer are among the newly reported uses for the toxic “forever” chemicals.

Q&A: Lawyer from ‘Dark Waters’ explains why industry should pay for its PFAS contamination

The lawyer who sued DuPont for $671 million talks about his latest court fight and why he believes industry should pay for contamination.

PFAS chemicals are ubiquitous. A Pitt scientist is working to protect you from thousands of types at once

While most researchers study a handful of PFAS, Carla Ng is one of the few scientists trying to understand and prevent the harms of all of 4,000+.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

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