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EPA’s SDWA Proposal For PFAS Could Spur Action On Waste Regulations

EPA’s proposed decision to develop drinking water limits for two of the most-studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may create momentum to list the chemicals as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, even as that effort has lagged in the face of fears from many sectors over potential cleanup liabilities the listing would drive.

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EPA pursuing PFAS criminal investigations

EPA says it “has multiple criminal investigations underway concerning PFAS-related pollution."

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High Court’s Cert Rejection Of ‘Bodily Integrity’ Case Could Aid PFAS Suits

The high court’s recent decision declining review of a 2019 ruling allowing plaintiffs to argue a due process violation of “bodily integrity” stemming from the Flint water crisis could offer a new theory for plaintiffs pursuing tort suits against manufacturers and users of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), just as litigation over the issue ramps up, attorneys say.

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Rural utilities pursue class action suit against PFAS makers

The utilities are seeking a court-supervised drinking water testing program, data collection program and a program requiring notice to affected drinking water well owners.

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EPA touts ‘significant progress’ advancing PFAS action plan

EPA is pushing back against criticism from Democrats that it is not doing enough to address addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Woolford retiring as long-time EPA Superfund head

Jim Woolford is the second top career official to depart from the agency’s waste office in the past month and comes as Congress is scrutinizing an apparent slowdown in Superfund cleanups.

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New York seeks to preserve suit on EPA’s Hudson River cleanup

The state says the case presents a question of first impression.

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EPA May Face Suit Over ‘Legacy’ Ash Plan For ‘Bold Defiance’ Of Rulings

EPA is planning yet another revision to Obama-era coal ash rules that will address “legacy” disposal sites after excluding the issue from its most recent proposed regulatory changes, but an environmental attorney says the delay could revive legal battles on many aspects of the standards because EPA’s plan signals its “bold defiance” of court orders.

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Democrats blast EPA’s plan to craft PFAS standards

The lawmakers say EPA’s plan does not address enough chemicals and it will take years before final standards are approved.

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EPA, waste industry pursuing settlement talks in e-Manifest fees case

The hazardous waste treatment industry and EPA are attempting settlement talks in a suit over the agency’s increase in the user fees it charges under the federal hazardous waste electronic manifest system.

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