‘Forever chemicals’ found in Los Alamos waters

For nearly eight decades, Los Alamos National Laboratory has contaminated waters and soils with myriad hazardous chemicals and radioactive waste. Now, testing by scientists around the nuclear weapons lab reveals widespread PFAS.

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EPA proposes regulating PFAS chemicals in drinking water; what are they?

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed regulating two PFAS chemicals in drinking water: PFOS and PFOA.

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DuPont seeks mistrial after Ohio jury awards couple $50 million in 'forever chemical' lawsuit

DuPont has asked an Ohio federal court to declare a mistrial after a jury awarded $50 million to a testicular cancer survivor and his wife who claimed that the illness was linked to the company's contamination of their drinking water.

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How DuPont may avoid paying to clean up a toxic 'forever chemical'

Cleanups and health care costs tied to the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS could reach into the billions. Has DuPont found a way not to pay?
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Toxics

David Megson: Dark Waters' pollution threat isn't Hollywood hysteria – it could be a ticking timebomb worldwide

PFAS have been used in everything from coffee cups to frying pans. But they're toxic, and accumulating in the environment.
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Data show 'staggering' levels of PFAS pollution in Cape Fear

The DEQ required 25 utilities in the basin to test for PFAS at their sewer treatment plants for three months. The results were “incredibly high.”
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Virginia’s toxic military legacy

Over 100 monitoring wells on and near Virginia military bases exceeded EPA safety guidelines for contamination by a group of toxic, firefighting chemicals used widely in Navy and Air Force training.

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Toxics

A battle for public health

When it comes to pollution, the public has a right to expect two things from industry: Don't do it, and clean up your mess if you do.

Justice

The Air Force polluted 4 SC bases with a toxic firefighting foam, didn't tell neighbors

Four Air Force bases in South Carolina are severely contaminated with chemicals that scientists continue to investigate for possible links to thyroid disease, pregnancy complications, and kidney and testicular cancers.
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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.

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Toxics

'The Devil We Know' documentary about PFOA may be a film Granite Staters should see

The film follows a West Virginia community and its families struggling to cope with water contamination and health problems believed to be associated with PFOA, while also exposing those who knew about its dangers years before it became public.

Toxics

Schumer: EPA intends to set PFOA limit

What the standard will be and when that will happen remain to be seen, Sen. Charles Schumer announced Wednesday.

Toxics

Chemicals: Dems demand release of 'nightmare' toxicology study

Congressional Democrats expressed outrage that the Department of Health and Human Services still hasn't published a toxicology study that a White House official earlier this year described as a "potential public relations nightmare."

Toxics

Schumer seeks national firefighter cancer registry

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is touting legislation that would, for the first time ever, establish a specialized national cancer registry for firefighters.

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Toxics

Residents worry Massachusetts waste incinerator is contaminating area waterways

It was supposed to close 22 years ago. Now an aging waste incinerator landfill north of Boston has been given the go-ahead to add a half million tons of fly ash and bottom ash to its collection of materials — and local residents and community leaders are not happy about it.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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.

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