INSIGHT: Congress Confronts PFAS in National Defense Authorization Act–What You Need to Know

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and forthcoming regulatory action by the Environmental Protection Agency will directly impact industries that manufacture, process, or utilize PFAS chemicals. This article looks at the recent EPA actions and what to expect in the future for these forever chemicals. March 20, 2020 | Bloomberg Law | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer…

New Mexico Moves to Vacate Conditional Transfer of Its Suit Against the United States to South Carolina PFAS MDL

New Mexico argues its suit against the United States and the United States Air Force should not be added to the PFAS aqueous foam MDL in South Carolina because it does not bring claims against PFAS or AFFF manufacturers. The State further argues that, beyond being inconvenient, transfer would be inappropriate because the factual issues…

Adsorption of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater by granular activated carbons: Roles of hydrophobicity of PFAS and carbon characteristics

University of Arizona and Clemson University researchers analyze the adsorption breakthrough behavior of nine PFAS substances in groundwaters by granular activated carbons. March 1, 2020 | Water Research, Volume 170

Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances in a Cohort of Women Firefighters and Office Workers in San Francisco

New study published by the American Chemistry Society analyzes levels of PFAS substances in women firefighters and office workers in San Francisco. February 26, 2020 | Environmental Science and Technology

Rural Water Authorities Seek PFAS Testing in a Novel Class Action

The City of Millington and the National Rural Water Association filed this putative class action on behalf of U.S. rural water authorities, arguing that 3M, DuPont, Chemours, and other PFAS manufacturers should pay for monitoring, testing and cleanup of the chemicals, the court should supervise a testing program for PFAS, and the results of the…