Chemours vs. EPA Legal Battle Over GenX

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In a high-stakes legal confrontation with wide-ranging implications, Chemours has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its GenX health advisory level, setting the stage for a judicial review that could reshape regulatory and public health landscapes. This article delves into the complexities of the case, the arguments presented by both sides, and the potential … Read more

At Least 44 Million People Exposed To PFAS

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Recent revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ignited widespread concern: an astounding 44 million Americans are drinking water tainted with toxic PFAS chemicals. These findings, derived from testing less than a third of the nation’s water supplies, signal a potentially larger crisis. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals” for … Read more

PFAS In Drinking Water Is Worse Than Reported

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a significant discovery that impacts the health and safety of millions of Americans. The revelation is 26 million people across numerous communities have PFAS chemicals in their drinking water. This underscores a growing environmental concern. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals notorious … Read more

EPA Moves to Ban Toxic DCPA Weed Killer

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A Step Forward for Public Health The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington has shed light on a serious issue. They’ve found that a weed killer called DCPA is dangerous. DCPA is also known as Dacthal. It’s been used on food crops and sports fields for a long time. Now, the EPA thinks it might … Read more

Supreme Court Ruling Weakens EPA Water Protections

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The Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision on the Clean Water Act marks a pivotal moment. It significantly limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power to protect the nation’s drinking water from agricultural runoff pollution. This ruling narrows the definition of “Waters of the United States” that the EPA can regulate. Consequently, the agency’s ability to … Read more

Federal Court Mandates EPA to Regulate Perchlorate

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A landmark ruling by a federal court has directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the presence of perchlorate in the nation’s drinking water. This decision has widespread implications for public health, particularly for the estimated 12 million Americans exposed to this harmful chemical found in rocket fuel. The Ruling’s Background Perchlorate is a … Read more

EPA Invests $6.5B in U.S. Water System Upgrades

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a groundbreaking announcement, committing over $6.5 billion to significant improvements in drinking water infrastructure across the United States. This substantial investment aims to address severe contaminants like lead and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), often termed “forever chemicals.” Key Investments and Impact A portion of this funding, $3 … Read more

The Persistent PFAS Menace in Virginia’s Waters

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Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pose an enduring threat to Virginia’s drinking water, a situation brought to the forefront by a plane crash over two decades ago. This incident at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia‚Äôs Eastern Shore highlighted the indestructible nature of PFAS and set off a chain of events that continue to impact … Read more