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"A Slew of State Proposals Shows the Threat of 'Forever Chemicals'"

"State lawmakers across the country want to tackle the growing [PFAS] problem. Several states have passed landmark laws in recent years, and now dozens of legislatures are considering hundreds of bills to crack down on using such compounds. The legislation would strengthen product disclosure laws, increase liability for polluters, bolster testing plans and enact water quality standards."

Source: Stateline, 02/15/2023

Some Landfills Will Begin Treating PFAS On-Site As Regulations Tighten

"After years of sending leachate from the Coventry landfill downstream to a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Vermont, Casella Waste Systems is building an on-site facility to treat its runoff. Amid rising public concern over PFAS and new or forthcoming regulations, an increasing number of landfill operators across the country are considering similar moves."

Source: Waste Dive, 01/24/2023

"What to Know About PFAS in Period Underwear"

"This week, the period underwear brand Thinx made public that it had reached a settlement in a 3-year-long class action lawsuit claiming its products contain harmful chemicals. The news of the settlement brought renewed focus on the chemical compounds at the center of the lawsuit — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS or “forever chemicals” — and highlighted the broader issue of toxic ingredients in period products as a whole."

Source: NYTimes, 01/23/2023

"EPA Targets Plastics Company in PFAS Probe"

"EPA and environmental groups are targeting a company for allegedly releasing “forever chemicals” into tens of millions of plastic containers that later contaminated pesticides, which the agency said poses “unreasonable” risks to workers and the environment.

Source: E&E News, 01/06/2023