September 1, 2016 — From staff report , Parkersburg News and Sentinel A federal judge hearing the C8 liability cases ruled against DuPont’s objection to the trials scheduled in November and January. DuPont sought an 11-month hold on all trial activities by vacation of the two trials to replace two bellwhether cases that were settled. Chief… Read More

Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants Xindi C. Hu*†‡, David Q. Andrews§, Andrew B. Lindstrom∥, Thomas A. Bruton⊥, Laurel A. Schaider#, Philippe Grandjean†, Rainer Lohmann@, Courtney C. Carignan†, Arlene Blum⊥∇, Simona A. Balan●, Christopher P. Higgins○, and Elsie… Read More

Millions Of Americans May Be Drinking Toxic Water, Harvard Study Finds  Alejandro Dávila Fragoso Climate Reporter at ThinkProgress The drinking water of some six million people across the country may have elevated levels of unregulated toxic chemicals widely used in the past in many household products — notably pans coated with Teflon — a Harvard-led study published Tuesday found.… Read More

Today, Keep Your Promises DuPont sent a letter to the board of directors of Chemours regarding a number of inadequate or misleading disclosures in the company’s shareholder filings. The letter demands that the company remedy the disclosure violations in the filings and ensure that Chemours shareholders are provided the requisite disclosures in advance of the… Read More

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences August 2016 — By Ernie Hood From three small towns in New York state, to research laboratories around the world and the halls of Congress, perfluorinated chemicals are becoming an increasing concern. Commercial production of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfate (PFOS) has been phased out in… Read More

Tainted Water Near Colorado Bases Hints at Wider Safety Concerns By JULIE TURKEWITZ JULY 25, 2016 FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Volk Sanders burst into this world on June 7, a six-pound fuzz-headed ball of joy and his mother’s first child. Days later, Volk’s mother learned that the well water she had consumed for years had been laced… Read More

State to begin giving Congress Hoosick documents Committee on Oversight is seeking documents related to water contamination By Matthew Hamilton Published 8:31 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Albany A congressional committee extended the deadline for Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s administration to turn over documents about the Hoosick Falls water contamination crisis the committee wants for its investigation.… Read More