The ubiquitous compounds known as PFAS are nearly indestructible. But scientists are learning to split their ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bonds.
"Companies … must be held accountable. Polluters must pay."
The inspiration for Mark Ruffalo's character in the film Dark Waters, Rob Bilott believes the battle to protect polluted communities is far from over.
New data show that rainwater in some parts of the US contains high enough levels of potentially toxic PFAS substances to possibly affect human health.
Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth and the Coakley Landfill in North Hampton were contaminated by firefighting foam used by the military.
There is a 'settlement conference' scheduled for Jan. 21 in the suit filed by Bennington residents against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.
A preliminary investigation found high levels of perfluorinated chemicals on a property that was home to generations of Decatur city middle school students.
The brain-harming metal is discharged directly into the river and carried to it on air currents. Some argue authorities are doing too little to stop both routes of pollution.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.
"The scary part is that most people who fish are not aware of these advisories although there are notices with fish and wildlife agencies"