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Forever Chemicals Likely Leaching From Former NASA Lab Into Los Angeles River

by EcoWatch | September 29, 2023
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) oversees the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), an approximately 2,850-acre site near Los Angeles where nuclear and rocket engine research, as well as liquid metal testing, ...

EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law

by EcoWatch | August 29, 2022
On the other side, environmental and public health groups point out that the regulation only applies to two out of more than 4,000 PFAS and comes after the EPA has dragged its heels on effectively regulating the chemicals. “EPA actions are too little and too late,” Tim Whitehouse, the ...

New Advisory for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water Announced by EPA

by EcoWatch | June 16, 2022
“EPA had the courage to follow the science. This is a step in the right direction,″ said co-facilitator of the National PFAS Contamination Coalition Stel Bailey, as The Associated Press reported. The new guidelines only address four out of about 9,000 PFAS compounds, reported The ...

Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Were Dropped Over Millions of Acres via Aerial Pesticide, Tests Reveal

by EcoWatch | December 2, 2020
“A national nonprofit revealed Tuesday that testing commissioned by the group as well as separate analysis conducted by Massachusetts officials show samples of an aerially sprayed pesticide used by the commonwealth and at least 25 other states to control mosquito-borne illnesses ...

While We Focus on COVID-19, Trump’s EPA Is Quietly Killing Us

by EcoWatch | October 25, 2020
“As the days tick down to next month’s presidential election, debate rages over the U.S. government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic with critics of President Donald Trump calling for his ouster due to his failure to protect the American public. And yet as mass media ...
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