Stories tagged: pfas
Sat., July 20, 2019, 10:21 p.m.
While federal regulators weigh the risks of a widely used nonstick and stain-resistant compound, experts say consumers can take steps to limit their exposure.
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
The two-hour forum, organized by the Spokane Riverkeeper, will begin at 6 p.m. April 17 in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga’s School of Law. It will be free and open …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
People living around Fairchild Air Force Base drank water contaminated with a chemical found in firefighting foams, probably for decades. In the year since the pollution was discovered in city …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Fire-fighting foam with a chemical thought to cause cancer and other health problems will be banned for local fire departments and districts in Washington.
Sun., March 25, 2018
Catching up on some of those “good little bills.”
Tue., March 6, 2018
Cancer-causing chemicals like the ones threatening West Plains water supplies would be banned for firefighters starting in 2020.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
Fire departments could be banned from using foam with certain chemicals that cause cancer, damage groundwater.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
The Michigan National Guard plans to test residential drinking wells near its main training facility after a plume of toxic chemicals was discovered in groundwater.