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Title: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on July 20, 2019, 02:17:57 PM
What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds' risks
https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2019/07/20/what-consumers-can-do-as-regulators-weigh-compounds-risks
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: Brad on July 21, 2019, 11:02:11 AM
Interesting.  I had no idea. 
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on August 03, 2019, 07:08:46 PM
Background: DuPont spun off "The Chemours Company" as a separate entity in 2014, just as the states' environmental departments were starting to raise alarms about PFAs.  Cynics now say this was a move to limit DuPont's liability.

PFAS shows up in Haw River, Pittsboro water, but gets limited local attention - North Carolina Health News
https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/07/30/pfas-shows-up-in-haw-river-pittsboro-water-but-little-local-outcry/
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on December 18, 2019, 01:24:27 PM
Rainwater in parts of US contains high levels of PFAS chemical, says study
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/17/rainwater-pfas-us-potentially-toxic-levels-study
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: ergophobe on December 18, 2019, 09:26:12 PM
A friend is involved in this with respect to Bay Area water and industrial sites. It's monumental it seems.
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on December 18, 2019, 09:42:51 PM
>monumental

Gonna be bigger than kepone.
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: ergophobe on December 18, 2019, 10:20:22 PM
My understanding from her was that industrial sites are the main issue.

The first article suggests cookware is enough to create issues.... and I like non-stick cookware.
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on December 18, 2019, 10:39:30 PM
GenX is the one in the news currently.

High concentrations of fluorinated chemical GenX found in watershed
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-high-fluorinated-chemical-genx-watershed.html

"Industrial sites, airports, wastewater-treatment plants and fire-training areas upstream from the water treatment plant can all contribute to higher PFAS levels"

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What wasn't low in Wilmington, however, were levels of GenX and other "emerging" PFAS chemicals. GenX and related compounds originated from a flurochemical manufacturing plant upstream from Wilmington owned by The Chemours Company.

GenX, the trade name for the ammonium form of perfluoro-2-propoxypropanoic acid (PFPrOPrA), is used to make polymers, such as the non-stick coating Teflon, food-wrapper coatings and other products.
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on December 19, 2019, 12:23:22 AM
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This just in.


DuPont seeks to toss Chemours environmental liabilities suit
https://apnews.com/a57467492681ee14604f27ff6552ed5b

"Chemours faces more than $200 million in costs to address environmental issues at a North Carolina manufacturing facility, 100 times more than DuPontís estimated $2 million maximum liability. Chemours also has said that potential environmental liabilities in New Jersey far exceed the $337 million cited by DuPont at the time of the spinoff.

In a consent order with the state of North Carolina, Chemours agreed last year to pay a $12 million penalty and $1 million for investigative costs, and to sharply reduce air emissions of a compound known as GenX. The company says the total cost of the consent order will exceed $200 million."
Title: Re: PFAS
Post by: rcjordan on January 14, 2020, 11:53:24 PM
Michigan sues companies over 'forever chemical' contamination | TheHill
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/478263-michigan-sues-companies-over-forever-chemical-contamination