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5 May Hassan tells EPA to 'more move quickly' on PFC advisory. Gov. Maggie Hassan wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency ?to move more quickly? to set a lifetime health advisory for two contaminants of emerging concern. Portsmouth Herald.

4 May Pease water community group mulls health study. The Community Assistance Panel for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry began what they acknowledged would be the substantial work needed to decide if they can conduct a health study for people exposed to contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base. Portsmouth Herald.

3 May Should you be worried about PFOA in drinking water? Here's what we know. Over the past few months, several communities in upstate New York and New England have detected PFOA ? perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, a chemical linked to a range of health issues from cancer to thyroid disease ? in their drinking water. The Conversation.

29 Apr C8 plaintiffs demand DuPont merger documents. Plaintiffs suing DuPont Co. over alleged exposure to the toxic chemical C8 want to know who is going to pay the $1 billion in damages they are seeking. Wilmington News Journal.

26 Apr Concern grows over tainted drinking water. Vermont, New Hampshire and New York expand efforts to find out how much of a potentially toxic chemical is in drinking water. Wall Street Journal.

25 Apr Firefighters seek new law to ban flame retardants. Amid growing concern that flame retardants are responsible for elevated cancer rates in firefighters, Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing legislation that would go further than any other state?s in banning the use of chemicals meant to slow the spread of fires. Boston Globe.

21 Apr Bid to expand incinerator at landfill sparks ire in Saugus. Nearly every day over the past four decades, two boilers have brewed intense fires that burn 1,500 tons of trash at the incinerator that looms over Rumney Marsh Reservation, a wildlife sanctuary the state considers a critical environmental concern. Boston Globe.

19 Apr Seacoast advocates urge more action on water contamination. A local community group is asking state officials to do more to protect residents from a group of chemicals that forced the closing of the city-owned Haven Well at the former Pease Air Force Base. Portsmouth Herald.

11 Apr Dutch blood testing takes Dupont Teflon safety scare to Europe. Hundreds of residents in the Dutch city of Dordrecht have signaled an interest in getting their blood tested for a chemical used at a former DuPont Co. factory, harking back to a similar survey in the U.S. a decade ago that established a probable link to cancer. Bloomberg News.

8 Apr Cancer cluster: EPA considers testing water at Coakley Landfill. An Environmental Protection Agency representative said his agency is considering a request by a local lawmaker to test waters around the now closed Coakley landfill for PFC contamination. Portsmouth Herald.

5 Apr Up the creek. The recent revelations about the effect of toxic firefighting chemicals on lands surrounding Williamtown RAAF Base near Newcastle also uncovered the fact the same chemicals were used at Richmond RAAF Base. Richmond Hawkesbury Gazette.

1 Apr Williamtown water contamination highlights dangers of PFOS and PFOA. You?ve probably never heard of PFOS or PFOA but if you have ever used a non-stick frying pan, gone camping, worn a waterproof jacket or lived close to an army base or training ground for firefighters, you may have been exposed to them. News.com.au.

30 Mar 19 New Hampshire properties getting bottled water due to PFOA contamination. Bottled water is now being provided to 19 homes with private wells showing elevated levels of the contaminant perfluorooctanoic acid, state officials announced Tuesday. Manchester Union Leader.

29 Mar 3 Alabama military sites tested for possible groundwater contamination. Sites at three Alabama military facilities are among the more than 600 sites nationwide being examined for possible contaminated groundwater, military officials have confirmed. Alabama Media Group.

29 Mar EPA studying local C8 contamination. The federal Environmental Protection Agency is studying whether additional action is warranted over C8 contamination in the Parkersburg and Vienna water systems, according to a letter to an attorney in the class action lawsuit against the company. Parkersburg News and Sentinel.


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