13 States, 13 PFAS Stories

Here are 13 States Talking and Acting on PFAS Issues; SGS is Ready and Able to Help on PFAS and All Emerging Contaminants Solutions and Analysis

Our monthly PFAS news update cites 13 pieces from 13 U.S. states, and it wasn’t very difficult to find them. This SGS PFAS Update V offers PFAS news from across the country about pending and desired legislation, contaminated sites, scientific findings, community action and more.

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3M Taking Steps to Remove Toxic Chemicals, but Some Want More Action

Extensive ongoing efforts by 3M Co. to deal with chemicals once disposed of in Decatur and Lawrence County included the erection of a privacy fence last week around property it purchased recently that is contaminated by its own chemical waste.


CDC to Study Eielson Area for Link Between Toxic Chemical in Water, Humans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has picked the area around Eielson Air Force Base to study the prevalence of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in human blood and urine.


California Announces “Phased Investigation Plan” for PFAS

On March 6, the California State Water Resources Control Board announced it will soon issue orders to owners and operators of more than a thousand California facilities requiring environmental investigation and sampling for PFAS.


Governor Establishes PFAS Taskforce

In response to reports nationwide regarding the prevalence of chemicals known as PFAS, the governor of Maine signed an Executive Order creating a Governor’s Task Force to review the prevalence of PFAS in Maine and to put forward a plan to address these dangerous chemicals.


Is Ayer’s Water Safe to Drink? – An Update on PFAS Contamination

The Superintendent for Public Works lays out the facts for his constituents.

New Hampshire

PFAS Action Act Introduced to N.H. Legislators

Legislation in the House and Senate that will require the EPA to designate PFAS hazardous substances has been proposed with support from New Hampshire legislators.

New Jersey

NJ Implements Nation’s Toughest Emerging Contaminants Standard

New Jersey implemented the nation’s strictest groundwater limits for a pair of emerging toxic chemicals last week, when its Department of Environmental Protection published interim standards for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

New Mexico

New Mexico Sues Air Force Over PFAS Contamination at Cannon, Holloman

The New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General filed suit against the US Air Force to compel the military to address contamination caused by decades of PFAS discharge at Cannon and Holloman Air Force bases.

New York

Plattsburgh Airbase Leaves Legacy of Tainted Wells

The former Plattsburgh Air Force Base property has been identified as one of 106 sites nationwide that have contaminated groundwater. As a result, the wells of four homes near the base property are being treated.


Federal Lawmakers Push EPA to Take Action on PFAS: What It Means for Dayton

A proposed federal law could direct the EPA to declare dangerous chemicals found in the water supplies in Dayton and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hazardous substances under the EPA Superfund law.


Vermont Senate Sets Maximum Contaminant Level For PFAS

Vermont’s senate passed a bill setting a stricter standard for PFAS contamination in drinking water. As one of many states mulling a legislative solution to removing the contaminant, it is setting a precedent for local drinking water treatment operations.


Washington State Requests Input on PFAS Alternatives Assessment

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has requested input from interested parties on products that can replace per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging, particularly those that provide oil and grease resistance.


Citing PFAS Contamination, Madison Water Utility Temporarily Closes East Washington Well

As of March 4, the city of Madison ceased using a well on East Washington Avenue that has been contaminated with chemicals likely originating at Truax National Air Base.