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

DUPONT PLANT ACCUSED OF RELEASING MORE TOXINS INTO RESIDENTIAL AREA Posted on Jul 20, 2016 by Janene Pieters The DuPont Teflon plant in Dordrecht is releasing a carcinogenic substance over residential neighborhoods of Dordrecht and Sliedrecht that threatens the health of nearby residents and workers in the plant, toxicologists said to the Volkskrant. The substance… Read More

July 19, 2016 PFOA, PFOS Likely Hazardous to Immune System: Scientists From Chemical Regulation Reporter® By Pat Rizzuto July 19 — Two chemicals that have made thousands of industrial and consumer products stick-, heat- and grease-resistant also are presumed to be hazardous to people’s immune systems, a scientific panel said July 19. A panel of… 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

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

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