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NAS Backs Subclass Review For Flame Retardants, Highlighting PFAS Method

A recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report proposing a clustering approach of grouping flame retardant chemicals into subclasses for risk assessment is highlighting the emerging consensus that EPA and others are considering for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), another large group of ubiquitous chemicals that are also subject to high-profile public scrutiny.

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House Seeks To Boost PFAS Funds But Policy Push Unlikely To Slow

House lawmakers are stepping up efforts to provide funds to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) -- including a massive proposed $2.5 billion grant program to aid drinking water systems -- funds that seek to address contamination concerns in the short term though sources say they are unlikely to deter lawmakers from advancing policy measures, sources say.

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Republicans Detail Concerns Over Bipartisan PFAS Bills, Seek EPA Input

House Republicans are raising concerns that a suite of pending bills, many bipartisan, that seek to address contamination stemming from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) could limit EPA's ability to prioritize risks and short-circuit existing review processes and are calling on Democrats to allow the agency to provide further input.

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EPA, NRC Craft MOU To Clarify Powers To Regulate Uranium Mining

EPA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) officials are discussing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would clarify the agencies' authorities to regulate uranium mining, signaling EPA may give further concessions to the NRC that could limit the agency's power to set groundwater protection standards for the sector.

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Quote-Unquote: House testimony on PFAS legislation

The testimony is aimed at helping lawmakers make the case for a series of bills addressing PFAS.

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EPA extends deadline for Wheeler decision on EPA-DOE cleanup fight

The agency is giving its administrator more time to resolve a fight between Region 4 and the Energy Department over using Superfund law authorities to regulate nuclear waste at federal facilities.

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Rep. Kildee, Key Task Force Leader, Details Path For Advancing PFAS Bills

On the eve of a key legislative hearing, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), the Democratic co-chair of a bipartisan task force aimed at addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), is detailing the path he and other lawmakers plan to take to advance PFAS legislation in the House though their effort still likely faces a rocky path.

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House, Senate lawmakers introduce flurry of PFAS bills

The bipartisan bills from House and Senate lawmakers attempt to mandate toxic release reporting and federal facility cleanups of the chemicals and bar incineration of PFAS waste.

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DOE-EPA Fight Tests Wheeler On Superfund's Reach Over Nuclear Waste

EPA Region 4 and the Energy Department (DOE) have elevated a dispute over radioactive landfills' releases at DOE's Oak Ridge site, posing a test for Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who will have to decide whether the agency can use its Superfund law power to strictly regulate nuclear waste at federal facilities or defer to DOE and its reliance on weaker Atomic Energy Act (AEA) limits.

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District judge refuses to reconsider denial of CWA rule injunction

A federal district judge in Ohio held that there will be no “irreparable” harm from leaving the Obama-era jurisdiction rule in place during litigation over its legality.

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