3M Co. and Daikin America Inc. are refusing to comply with EPA’s voluntary request for information about the future of “forever chemical” manufacturing—data that an ex-agency official says is crucial to regulating contaminants in water systems nationwide.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection said it found just two public water systems sites with levels of PFOA and PFOS above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s combined health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion.
The EPA plans to force chemical manufacturers to submit a decade’s worth of information about the toxic “forever chemicals” they’ve made—one of three actions the agency announced Thursday in its quest to control PFAS.
3M Co., Chemours Co., Tyco Fire Products LP, and other chemical and fire suppressant makers succeeded in their bids to move three cases alleging harm from PFAS contamination into multidistrict litigation in federal district court in South Carolina.
Congress must direct the EPA to designate at least some “forever chemicals” as hazardous wastes and seek data on those chemicals’ uses and their health effects, state and water utility officials told a Senate committee Wednesday.
Michigan residents’ allegations that 3M Co. and Wolverine World Wide Inc. are responsible for PFAS contamination that hurt property values and polluted drinking water survived the companies’ motions to dismiss in federal district court Tuesday.