Federal Appeals Court Overturns EPA’s Ban of PFAS in Manufacturing of Plastic Containers

by EcoWatch | April 1, 2024
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the U.S. on March 21 overturned previous orders by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that banned the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in product packaging by a plastics treatment company, Inhance Technologies. “The ...

Playing on Artificial Turf Could Cover Athletes in PFAS, Study Says

by EcoWatch | March 18, 2024
A new study warns that athletes playing sports on artificial turf could become covered in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, present in the turf. Researchers from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) conducted a small-scale study of young athletes, as well as ...

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 ...
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