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US EPA orders packaging firm Inhance to stop making PFAS

by Chemical & Engineering News | December 6, 2023
The US Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on a fluorination process that enhances the barrier properties of certain plastic containers. The agency says the process, used by Inhance Technologies to treat millions of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic containers each year ...

EPA orders Inhance to stop its HDPE barrier coatings, citing PFAS concerns

by Plastics News | December 4, 2023
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered packaging barrier maker Inhance Technologies LLC to stop using its fluorination coating process on plastic containers, saying that it produces three “highly toxic” PFAS chemicals that… Read the PEER Story… ...

Pilots flying tourists over national parks face new rules. None are stricter than at Mount Rushmore

Fewer planes and helicopters will be flying tourists over Mount Rushmore and other national monuments and parks as new regulations take effect that are intended to protect the serenity of some of the most beloved natural areas in the United States. “Mostly, the plans have been pretty ...

Environmental group says artificial turf popular in Arizona contains harmful chemicals

by Arizona's Family | December 1, 2023
You can find it nearly everywhere in the Valley: sports fields, parks and in the yards of homes. Artificial turf is popular in drought-stricken Arizona as a way to conserve water. But some environmentalists say it isn’t the “green” alternative it is made out to be. “You are ...

Artificial turf popular in drought-stricken Arizona but environmentalists warn of hidden dangers

by MEAWW |
Artificial turf has become a ubiquitous sight across Arizona, adorning sports fields, public parks, and residential landscapes. While many hail artificial turf as a practical means of reducing water usage, critics like Kyla Bennett from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility ...

Council Mulls Nursery Field Plan That Community Debates

by Rye Record | November 30, 2023
The National Audubon Society and the Westchester Historical Society have voiced concerns about the proposal, which also is opposed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. On Oct. 3, Rye’s Conservation Commission Advisory Council said it considered the artificial turf ...
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