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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Study finds PFAS contamination in Cohoes around Norlite incinerator

A study by Bennington College released on Monday found unusually high amounts of potentially hazardous PFAS compounds in the soil and water downwind from the embattled Norlite aggregate and incineration plant.


CT communities seek more funding to clean up firefighting foam

Gov. Ned Lamont's proposed state budget includes $2 million in new funding to help towns replace their chemical firefighting foam.


The Americans who say ‘toxic soup’ tap water has given them cancer

New study shows PFAS compounds may be found in more cities than previously realized.


The art of scientific deception: How corporations use "mercenary science" to evade regulation

David Michaels, former Assistant Secretary of Labor, explains how corporations whitewash harmful products and chemicals by commissioning faux science

Judge rules that medical monitoring allowed as legal remedy in Vermont

The decision comes as legislators prepare to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would spell out the right to seek medical monitoring of industrial pollutants.

Study: 3M chemicals contaminated former Decatur middle school site

A preliminary investigation found high levels of perfluorinated chemicals on a property that was home to generations of Decatur city middle school students.


‘Dark Waters’ review: The killing fields of West Virginia

In Todd Haynes’s latest, Mark Ruffalo plays a corporate defense lawyer who switches sides to defend a poisoned community.

‘Dark Waters’ review: Mark Ruffalo in a gripping corporate exposé

What does a rabble-rousing, fight-the-power, ripped-from-the-headlines corporate-conspiracy whistleblower drama look like in the Trump era? It looks like Todd Haynes' “Dark Waters" exposé of DuPont's poisoning of West Virginia with perfluorinated compounds.


DuPont makes last attempt to keep Chemours lawsuit secret

DuPont's last hope to keep secret the details of a lawsuit filed against it over a cancer-linked Teflon chemical rests with the Delaware Supreme Court.


Dupont and 3M face a growing list of water contamination lawsuits

The compounds are in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

NH sues 3M, DuPont, 6 other companies over PFAS contamination

The state of New Hampshire is taking some of the biggest chemical companies in the world to court, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up groundwater and other forms of contamination from a group of highly toxic chemicals used in everything from firefighting foam to Teflon pans.


Why you need to know about PFAS, the chemicals in pizza boxes and rainwear

A group of more than 4,000 chemicals, PFAS have been found in drinking water, and are used in water-repellent clothes, non-stick pans and pizza boxes

Report: Michigan has most PFAS sites in nation

Michigan has the nation's most PFAS sites, but the state is improving testing for the harmful substances, according to an environmental group's report
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