‘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

WITH NEW EPA ADVISORY, DOZENS OF COMMUNITIES SUDDENLY HAVE DANGEROUS DRINKING WATER Sharon Lerner May 19 2016, 2:36 p.m. THE EPA ANNOUNCED new drinking water health advisory levels today for the industrial chemicals PFOA and PFOS. The new levels — .07 parts per billion (ppb) for both chemicals — are significantly lower than standards the agency issued… Read More

Rep. Gibson Asks House To Investigate State And Federal Response To Contamination Cases By LUCAS WILLARD • MAY 11, 2016 With residents in the Town of Hoosick and Petersburgh still dealing with compromised drinking water due to the presence of PFOA, Representative Chris Gibson has sent a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government… Read More

Residents Sue Firms for at Least $5 Million Over Tainted Water MAY. 9, 2016, 5:23 PM BY MIKE POLHAMUS Attorneys filed a class-action suit Friday against the company they say has poisoned more than 500 Bennington and North Bennington residents through mismanagement of a toxic industrial chemical. The complaint accuses Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the… Read More

EPA Must Act Now To Protect Public From Teflon Chemical In Drinking Water By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016   The Environmental Protection Agency was first alerted 15 years ago to contamination of drinking water by PFOA, a chemical used to make Teflon that has since been linked to… Read More

TEFLON TOXIN CONTAMINATION HAS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Sharon Lerner Apr. 19 2016, 10:32 a.m. IN RECENT MONTHS, PFOA, the perfluorinated chemical formerly used to make Teflon, has been making news again. Also known as C8, because of its eight-carbon molecule, PFOA has been found in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, New York; Bennington, Vermont; Flint,… Read More

Dutch Blood Testing Takes DuPont Teflon Safety Scare to Europe April 11, 2016 — 12:00 AM EDT Elco Van Groningen, Tiffany Kary, Jack Kaskey   Hundreds of residents in the Dutch city of Dordrecht have signaled an interest in getting their blood tested for a chemical used at a former DuPont Co. factory, harking back to a… Read More