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New York PFAS Drinking Water Standards May Expand

New York PFAS Drinking Water Standards May Expand

Last week, the New York Department of Health (DOH) proposed adding four PFAS to the New York PFAS drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS. Under the DOH proposal, PFDA, PFNA, PFHxS and PFHpA would be added to the state's regulated chemicals list, with Maximum...

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PFAS Drinking Water Rule Proposed By EPA

PFAS Drinking Water Rule Proposed By EPA

On Friday, October 7, 2022, the EPA formally sent its proposed PFAS drinking water rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for consideration and approval or rejection. While the details of the rule under consideration are not yet known, what is evident...

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PFAS Personal Injury Set To Begin On MDL?

PFAS Personal Injury Set To Begin On MDL?

We previously wrote regarding the presiding Judge's ruling in the PFAS MDL requesting the parties to select three bellwether cases for trial in 2023 and to agree on the order in which they will be tried. The parties agreed that the Stuart (FL) v. 3M, et al. case would...

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WHO PFAS Draft Guide Will Impact U.S.

WHO PFAS Draft Guide Will Impact U.S.

In a significant development related to PFAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) on September 29, 2022 issued a draft "PFOS and PFOS In Drinking-Water" Background Document, which will inform the WHO's recommendations for drinking water guidelines. The WHO PFAS...

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PFAS Health Advisories See Arguments In Court

PFAS Health Advisories See Arguments In Court

On June 15, 2022, the EPA issued Health Advisories (HAs) for five specific PFAS, including GenX PFAS chemicals. The PFAS GenX health advisories set levels at 10ppt for this chemical group. On July 13, 2022, The Chemours Co. filed a petition in the Third Circuit...

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$54 Million PFAS Settlement By Downstream Business

$54 Million PFAS Settlement By Downstream Business

Last week, the parties in litigation in Michigan announced to the Court that they had reached an agreement to resolve the environmental pollution claims pertaining to PFAS land contamination. The PFAS settlement was for the sum of $54 million. The lawsuit was brought...

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Is the European PFAS Litigation Wave Beginning?

Is the European PFAS Litigation Wave Beginning?

For the past few years, the European PFAS litigation has largely escaped being at the forefront of PFAS news articles, as the EU and member states' efforts to enact regulations and the U.S. PFAS litigation dominated the daily updates. Recently, however, PFAS...

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