Stories tagged: pfas
Wed., June 17, 2020
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, led Tuesday’s questioning of Nancy Beck, a former chemical industry lobbyist who …
UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020
It’s the latest in a wave of lawsuits against the United States and manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam, a toxic fire retardant that was used at Fairchild Air Force and …
UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is suing the federal government and makers of a toxic fire retardant foam that has contaminated West Plains water supplies, joining thousands of plaintiffs across …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
Congress has reached a deal on a spending bill that would require the military to stop using firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals linked to cancer, but would abandon efforts to …
Sat., July 20, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Fire departments could be banned from using foam with certain chemicals that cause cancer, damage groundwater.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
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
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.