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PFAS Limits In Bottled Water Rejected By FDA

PFAS limits in bottled water is a subject that has recently seen increased public scrutiny and pressure for federal agencies to act - specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, a December 2019 letter from the FDA to the International Bottled Water...
Wisconsin PFAS Sampling Requested

Wisconsin PFAS Sampling Requested

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has asked Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc., to expand its sampling of fish for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This decision was prompted by initial sampling in privately-owned ponds near...

PFAS Filtration Technology Approved In Mansfield, MA

PFAS Filtration Technology Approved In Mansfield, MA

On November 7, 2020, Mansfield, Massachusetts voters approved spending $13.9 million for a new water project. The project is intended to address the town’s excess polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) levels in public wells. Town Manager Kevin Dumas wants to start...

PFAS Consumer Products Regulation: Legislative Update

PFAS Consumer Products Regulation: Legislative Update

As 2020 comes to a close and we begin to discuss in earnest the potential impacts of a Biden-Harris administration on U.S. environmental policy, it is important to look at the current and potential PFAS consumer products regulations. While more movement has occurred...

Cheerleading Sexual Abuse Concerns Remain

Cheerleading Sexual Abuse Concerns Remain

The USA Gymnastics sexual abuse crisis has been news for several years now. So many claims were filed against USA Gymnastics for its mishandling of abuse claims by Larry Nassar and others that it drove USA Gymnastics into bankruptcy, forcing USA Gymnastics to...

Joint Statement On Hydropower Is Promising Step Forward

Joint Statement On Hydropower Is Promising Step Forward

Conservation and hydropower representatives issued their Joint Statement of Collaboration on U.S. Hydropower (“Joint Statement”) recently.  The dialog that led to the Joint Statement on hydropower started back in 2018 with Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the...

Massachusetts Covid Response Rolls Back Openings

Massachusetts Covid Response Rolls Back Openings

In response to the increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases, Governor Charlie Baker announced several executive orders as forms of “targeted interventions.” We expect the orders will be received by some as an intelligent step to combat the public health concerns, while...

California Water PFAS Lawsuit – An Increasing Trend?

California Water PFAS Lawsuit – An Increasing Trend?

On October 27, 2020, a California water PFAS lawsuit was filed by the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency against several companies, in which it is alleged that the companies are responsible for PFAS water contamination in southern California. It is alleged that the...

North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

On October 13, 2020, a significant North Carolina PFAS lawsuit was filed by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed suit against DuPont and Chemours for the discharge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from Fayetteville Works. The complaint alleges...

PFAS In Food Limit Set By Europe – Will The U.S. Follow?

PFAS In Food Limit Set By Europe – Will The U.S. Follow?

On September 17, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced the publication of the final version of its latest scientific opinion on the risk to human health from the presence of PFAS in food. The EFSA determined that a tolerable weekly intake (TWI)...

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