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National PFAS clearinghouse launched

The announcement on the clearinghouse coincides with the release of “Dark Waters,” a film about the attorney who uncovered DuPont’s attempts to hide PFAS contamination and its decades of scientific findings.

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EPA schedules TSCA new chemicals framework meeting

The Dec. 10 meeting will provide an overview of planned updates to the agency’s process for reviewing new chemicals ahead of the regulatory review framework’s release by the end of the year.

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Air Force, Michigan Fight May Set Precedent On PFAS Cleanup Reviews

The Air Force and Michigan regulators are battling over whether a Superfund five-year review should address per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) even though they were not subject to the original cleanup plan, a dispute whose outcome could set precedent for similar cleanup reviews at other sites.

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DOD Sets PFAS Screening Levels But Faulted For Preempting EPA

The Defense Department (DOD) has quietly issued guidance setting Superfund screening levels for three per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater and other media, but the measure is drawing criticism from a former top EPA official who says it effectively preempts EPA’s pending groundwater cleanup guide for two of the substances and adopts much less stringent levels than those suggested by EPA if the chemicals are not comingled.

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Fearing Increases, DOD Seeks To Track Services’ PFAS Cleanup Costs

A top Defense Department (DOD) official is asking the military services to account for recent costs related to investigating and cleaning up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), an effort that comes after officials acknowledged that their earlier estimates fell short.

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Landowners Resist Navy’s Bid To Dismiss Landmark PFAS Monitoring Suit

Pennsylvania residents are urging a federal district court to reject the Navy’s attempt to dismiss precedent-setting litigation seeking the military’s payment for medical monitoring to detect health issues that may develop after exposure to perfluorinated chemicals, saying the Navy cannot reargue issues already settled by an appeals court.

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Michigan delays action on PFAS MCLs

A state regulatory oversight board has delayed until Nov. 14 action on draft drinking water standards for seven perfluorinated chemicals, prompting outcry from environmentalists.

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EPA’s Waste Office Wrestles With Questions Over PFAS Final Disposal

Even as EPA grapples with policies governing legacy cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the agency’s Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery (ORCR) is wrestling with the best methods for disposal of wastes containing PFAS in response to questions pouring in seeking advice on the issue, a top official says.

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Inhofe floats ‘skinny’ defense bill without PFAS measures

The bill is intended as a backup in the event lawmakers cannot agree on border wall funds but a group of House lawmakers say they have the votes to block any bill if it does not include PFAS provisions.

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CCUS Measure May Hang In Balance Amid Broader Defense Bill Dispute

Bipartisan legislation that has cleared the Senate to encourage a suite of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) technologies might hang in the balance of contentious ongoing conference negotiations over a broader defense policy bill to which the CCUS policy is attached.

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