MV Times

Planning board hears from artificial turf opposition

by MV Times | April 20, 2022
Kyla Bennett, director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said PFAS are a very large class of compounds that are toxic in minute amounts. She said the DEP will be reassessing its maximum contaminant levels for PFAS next year, and she anticipates that the state will ...

PEER files formal complaint against turf manufacturers

by MV Times | March 10, 2022
In a 31-page report, PEER requested that the Federal Trade Commission investigate the vendors, manufacturers, and marketers of artificial turf. “Our review of numerous websites advertising artificial turf and statements made to consumers shows at least one type of deceptive or unfair ...

Health officials seek to broaden PFAS inquiry

by MV Times | January 12, 2022
Oak Bluffs health officials have concluded the scope of their investigation into per- and poly-fluoralkyl substances (PFAS) needs to broaden. On Tuesday, the town’s board of health held its second hearing on a proposed regulation to prohibit PFAS-containing artificial turf. Several ...

Experts disagree on field findings

by MV Times | January 10, 2022
Kyla Bennett, director of science policy for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), has alleged materials for the proposed synthetic field at Martha’s Vineyard High School have already failed per- and poly-fluoralykyl substances (PFAS) specifications the school self- ...

Green’s involvement in field project must end

by MV Times | December 22, 2021
These scientists were dealing in facts, which could hardly be tossed aside as “scare tactics” that Donahue accuses the Field Fund of dealing in. But what they said was, indeed, scary. When you’re bringing up toxins such as asbestos and dioxin in the same breath as PFAS, that should ...