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Per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a contaminant of emerging concern in surface water: A transboundary review of their occurrences and toxicity effects

This review paper aims to provide a holistic review in the emerging area of PFAS research by summarizing the spatiotemporal variations in PFAS concentrations in surface water systems globally, highlighting the possible trends of occurrences of PFAS, and presenting potential human health impacts as a result of PFAS exposure through surface water matrices. June 16,…

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Michigan PFAS Contamination Suit against 3M, Wolverine Moves Forward

Plaintiffs, a group of Michigan residents, alleged that 3M and Wolverine’s PFAS-containing Scotchgard products polluted their drinking water and lowered property values. The companies moved to dismiss the complaint, which alleged claims for negligence, private nuisance, and public nuisance and sought medical monitoring, monetary damages, and remediation funding. The court ruled that the plaintiffs did…

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Federal Government Challenges New Mexico’s Definition of PFAS as Hazard Waste

The United States filed for summary judgment in its suit over a hazardous waste remediation permit issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), arguing that the substances covered by the permit exceeded the state’s authority. The United States contends that NMED acted arbitrarily and capriciously by including PFOS and PFOA among the substances considered…