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Appeals Court Judges Question Mercury Exemptions in EPA Rule

A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit grilled attorneys for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Natural Resources Defense Council over a suit that challenges exemptions to the agency’s mercury reporting rule.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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