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22 Jul Defendant wants PFOA lawsuit thrown out. The complaint, filed in May, asks that Saint-Gobain pay damages for the effects the PFOA contamination found in a number of private wells in North Bennington and Bennington has had on residents. Rutland Herald.

19 Jul Push on to include PFCs in Portsmouth water report. City resident Andrea Amico asked city officials to issue an updated annual water quality report, including all PFCs or at least send out a letter ?with updated information to include all the PFCs detected in the drinking water as soon as possible.? Portsmouth Herald.

8 Jul Scientists warn Nairobi fish have chemicals that could cause cancer. An investigation by researchers from the University of Nairobi tested 213 fish samples from 60 ponds in Kiambu and Machakos and found them to be contaminated with banned agricultural chemicals. Nairobi Daily Nation.

8 Jul Water contamination issues grip Colorado Springs-area residents. People living south of Colorado Springs are expected to gather at a high school Thursday night to hear from county health and local utility officials about an invisible toxic chemical contaminating public water supplies. Denver Post.

8 Jul US jury finds PFOA to blame for man's testicular cancer. In a verdict expected to be closely watched by communities across Australia affected by firefighting foam contamination, a US man has been awarded a landmark $5.1 million payout after a jury found one of the chemicals in the foam caused his testicular cancer. Newcastle Herald.

7 Jul Dupont, Chemours handed another loss in teflon chemical case., Dupont, Chemours handed another loss in Teflon chemical case. DuPont Co. was found liable for a man?s testicular cancer in the second lawsuit to go to trial in 3,500 lawsuits over a toxic Teflon chemical found in Ohio and West Virginia waters, for which spinoff Chemours Co. had agreed to bear the cost. Bloomberg News.

7 Jul Air Force to filter water in Colorado towns for contaminant. The military will pay $4.3 million for filters in public water systems outside Colorado Springs and is speeding up its investigation into whether potentially harmful chemicals in the water came from nearby Peterson Air Force Base. Associated Press.

29 Jun Law firm water meeting packs auditorium. Hundreds of people who think they may have been affected by drinking water contaminated with perfluorinated compounds turned to gather information and hear from lawyers with Weitz & Luxenberg PC , a New York City law firm. Bucks County Courier Times.

28 Jun VIDEO: Horsham votes to clean up contaminated water. Horsham Township, pushed by public concern, called for a 1 part-per-trillion limit on PFOS in drinking water. The US EPA says 70 ppt is safe. Philadelphia NBC 10.

27 Jun Former DuPont employee testifies she sent news releases saying water was fine. Dawn D. Jackson believed she was telling her Ohio River Valley neighbors the truth about C8 back in 2000 after her employer, DuPont, said the chemical was not a cancer risk to humans and that it was as safe as "dishwashing soap." Columbus Dispatch.

23 Jun DuPont gives its side in federal C8 case. Anthony Playtis and his family still drink water from the kitchen tap of their home, which sits 3 miles from DuPont's Washington Works plant. Columbus Dispatch.

22 Jun Airport in toxic trouble: Tests reveal threat to waterways. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the government was committed to delivering results to communities contaminated by toxic fire fighting foam as soon as possible. Brisbane Courier-Mail.

20 Jun Decades later, sickness among airmen after a hydrogen bomb accident. In 1966, a B-52 bomber on a Cold War nuclear patrol exploded over Spain, releasing four hydrogen bombs. The Air Force says that there was no harmful radiation at the crash site in Spain, but interviews with dozens of men and details from declassified documents disagree. New York Times.

20 Jun Results of blood tests released; None yet for local residents near water contaminated areas. While new studies are demonstrating how PFOS and PFOA in drinking water accumulate in human blood, local residents are still without answers. Bucks County Courier Times.

16 Jun Dupont may dodge toxic lawsuits by pulling a disappearing act. Will DuPont's actions to spin off key chemical operations to Chemours, including vast legal responsibilities, allow DuPont to avoid paying people who have been harmed by its chemicals? The Intercept.

 

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