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 [email protected], Courtney C. Carignan†, Arlene Blum⊥∇, Simona A. Balan●, Christopher P. Higgins○, and Elsie… Read More

DEC: High PFOA levels found at Hoosick Falls dump By Lindsay Nielsen Published: July 12, 2016, 4:31 pm Updated: July 12, 2016, 6:14 pm HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The DEC outlined their investigation into the sources of PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls to NEWS10 ABC on Tuesday. DEC Officials say one water sample at monitoring… Read More

The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation By NATHANIEL RICH // MAY 27, 2016 Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the manufacture of Teflon and… Read More

Vienna adapting to water situation Rapp: At least six weeks to start temp filter May 24, 2016 By EVAN BEVINS ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel   VIENNA – Schools, businesses and residents are adjusting to the “do-not-drink” advisory issued for city water last week after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered its recommended lifetime… Read More

Drinking Water For 5.2 Million People Tainted By Unsafe Levels Of PFCs By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor and David Andrews, Senior Scientist MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 CORRECTION: The original version of this article erroneously state that PFOA and PFOS had been detected in a small number of samples in New York City;… Read More

Chemours agrees to pay for Vienna water filters May 22, 2016 By JEFFREY SAULTON ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA – Water woes will be a thing of the past for Vienna residents after an announcement from Chemours. Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said Chemours has agreed to foot the bill for the installation of… Read More

Vienna council discusses C8 water emergency May 21, 2016 By JEFFREY SAULTON ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA – In light of changes in the federal guidelines regarding acceptable levels of C8 in drinking water, a special meeting of Vienna City Council was called Friday to let the public know what is being done to… Read More

Recent Vienna water tests well over new C8 limit David Gutman , Staff Writer May 20, 2016   Vienna residents were advised not to drink or cook with their municipal water on Thursday because five water samples, taken last year from throughout the water system, showed levels of C8 higher than a new advisory level… Read More

‘Do not drink’ advised for Vienna water after EPA issues C8 guidance David Gutman , Staff Writer May 19, 2016   Three West Virginia communities are changing their water sources after the federal Environmental Protection Agency released Thursday a new national standard for C8, a chemical that for years contaminated the drinking water of Wood… Read More

EPA sets health advisory level for lifetime exposure to PFOA By Rachel Yonkunas Published: May 19, 2016, 1:21 pm Updated: May 20, 2016, 10:52 am WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a lifetime drinking water health advisory of 70 parts per trillion for human exposure to PFOA. The EPA said the advisory… Read More