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EPA Says Novel Mine Cleanup Deal Has Limited Superfund Liability Shield

EPA Region 10 has told a mining company that reached a novel Superfund settlement late in the Trump administration to voluntarily clean up abandoned mining waste on lands it now controls that it does not have unlimited protection from liability under the Superfund law, rebuffing public statements by the company.

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Arizona governor urges quick DOD action on PFAS cleanups

Arizona Gov. Douglas Ducey (R) is asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to promptly take action to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) migrating from military bases in his state.

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ATSDR Maintains Strict Draft PFAS Risk Levels In Final Toxicity Report

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final toxicological profile for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), preserving without changes the minimal risk levels (MRLs) it proposed in 2018 -- all at levels more conservative than those EPA has used to craft its own exposure limits.

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ATSDR Maintains Strict Draft PFAS Risk Levels In Final Toxicity Report

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final toxicological profile for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), preserving without changes the minimal risk levels (MRLs) it proposed in 2018 -- all at levels more conservative than those EPA has used to craft its own exposure limits.

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Trump water chief backs Fox’s nomination to lead OW

David Ross is urging the Senate environment panel to confirm Radhika Fox as the head of EPA’s Office of Water (OW), saying that despite their potential policy differences, she is well qualified for the position.

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3M sues Michigan over PFAS drinking water limits

Chemical manufacturing company 3M is suing Michigan, challenging its standards regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Army Corps Argues New CWA General Permit Moots Keystone XL Appeal

The Army Corps of Engineers is asking a federal appeals court to vacate a lower court’s ruling that found fault with a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit used to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that the issuance of a new version of the permit and other issues makes a pending appeal moot.

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Air Force Fights Growing Calls To Comply With State PFAS Cleanup Limits

Despite a push from members of Congress and Michigan’s governor for the military to meet state cleanup requirements for sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Air Force officials are maintaining that they have discretion in determining whether to comply with the state standards.

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AWWA Pushes EPA Water Monitoring Plan Revisions To Reduce Burden

Drinking water utilities are supporting EPA’s proposal to require monitoring for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium as part of an effort to determine whether new drinking water standards are necessary, but they are urging changes to reduce the plan’s burden on states and utilities without compromising data collection.

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Judge again rejects industry intervention in Florida 404 case

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Randolph Moss finds that even with a revised motion, the Florida business groups have failed to prove they have legal standing.

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