‘Forever chemicals’ ubiquitous in Colorado, EPA data suggests

by Susan Sargent | October 21, 2021
“The overwhelming percentage of sites that “may be handling PFAS” in Colorado (around 86%) are associated with the oil and gas industry. The number of oil and gas sites listed, around 18,000, dwarf the next most frequent industry, waste management, accounting for less ...

EPA will finally regulate ‘forever chemicals.’ Experts say it’s not enough.

by Susan Sargent | October 20, 2021
Some activists lauded the roadmap as a win for environmental justice; PFAS tends to contaminate impoverished neighborhoods and communities of color. Geoff Gisler, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, said in a statement that the roadmap could help “change the ...

EPA finally launches major effort to curb PFAS pollution, to mixed reviews about whether it’s enough

There are at least 5,000 types of PFAS, which are specifically manufactured or are the byproducts of industrial processes. PFAS are found in many consumer products, including fast food packaging, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, carpeting, furniture, fire-fighting foam, Teflon cookware ...

Maryland Warns Of High Levels Of ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Prince George’s County Fish

High levels of toxic PFAS chemicals have been found in fish in Piscataway Creek in Prince George’s County, a popular waterway for recreational fishing. State officials are warning residents to limit consumption of certain fish from the creek — the first such fish consumption advisory ...

EPA to Create Advisory Councils to Restore Scientific Integrity in Pesticide/Chemicals Division

EPA imagines the OCSPP Science Policy Council as providing an “advisory perspective” on scientific integrity, looking at issues at are of “broad interest within OCSPP for informal review” while also fostering informal opportunities for scientific collaboration. Advocates see the ...