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PFAS Cleanup

Challenges and Solutions By James Peeples Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of about 5,000 human-made chemicals whose management and remediation present a challenging...

EPA Takes Important Step to Advance PFAS Action Plan, Requests Public Input on Adding...

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking the public for input on potentially adding certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the...

EPA Continues Progress Under PFAS Action Plan

WASHINGTON ⁠— As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to help communities address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the PFAS Action Plan, the...

Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. In response, Bart Johnsen-Harris, clean water advocate for Environment America, issued the following statement

Pitt engineer receives $500,000 Award to investigate PFAS

With evidence showing that per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) may have adverse effects on human health, Carla Ng, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, wants to further investigate the potential impacts of these chemicals and identify ways to remove them from the environment.

EPA announces PFAS Action Plan

The U.S. EPA built a multi-media, multi-program, national communication and research plan to address an emerging environmental challenge like PFAS that EPA said identifies both short-term solutions and long-term strategies.
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