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How long do we really need chemicals to last? Sura Nualpradid/EyeEm via Getty Images.

Scientists are finding ways to eliminate PFAS, but they’re not going away soon | Opinion

BY: - August 24, 2022

The 'forever chemicals,' which have appeared in Pennsylvania, are a growing global health threat.

28 orgs call on DEP to ‘strengthen’ proposed PFAS rule ahead of April 27 deadline

BY: - April 20, 2022

The four-page letter delivered to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, was signed by 28 advocacy groups, including the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.

Pa.’s Houlahan co-leading push to require women to sign up for draft in must-pass defense bill

BY: - December 6, 2021

The language is included in an annual Pentagon funding bill that also sets aside $549M to clean up 'forever chemicals' plaguing Pa. and other states

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Rules clamping down on ‘forever chemicals’ clear a key regulatory hurdle | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 17, 2021

The state Environmental Quality Board approved new limits on PFAS chemicals in water, but work remains

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State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2021

Residents have a right to know what chemicals are being used in their neighborhoods and what hazards they and their children may be exposed to.

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Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]

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Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens

BY: - September 6, 2021

If chemical manufacturers won’t voluntarily rein them in and clean them up (unlikely), our government must step in.

U.S. House passes PFAS bill regulating ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

BY: and - July 22, 2021

(*This story was updated at 12:03 p.m. on Thursday, 7/22/21, to correctly note that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, was marked ‘non-voting’ on the PFAS bill.) WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation that would regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water, as well as designate two types of those toxic chemicals […]

As Congress tries to regulate ‘forever chemicals,’ local water systems push back

BY: - July 20, 2021

Local water utilities worried about getting hit with lawsuits and high cleanup costs are stepping up their lobbying of Congress as lawmakers move to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water.

PFAS 101: What they are, why it matters | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 17, 2021

These man-made chemicals are used for a variety of purposes, including making waterproof cosmetics, stain-resistant fabrics and carpeting to non-stick cookware. To summarize, they are abundant in our daily lives.

U.S. House to vote on next week on expanding PFAS regulation impacting Pa., other states, backers say

BY: - July 15, 2021

“These manufacturers that make tens of billions of dollars selling this chemical, they ought to be the ones paying for cleanup. It should not be borne by the taxpayer, anybody else,” U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said.

U.S. House panel approves legislation to clean up toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in Pa., nationwide

BY: - June 24, 2021

The bill includes an annual $200 million grant to water utilities and wastewater facilities to treat PFAS over four years.