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March 11, 2020 | In the News: Bloomberg Environment

Honeywell, Chemours Among PFAS Makers on EPA Chemicals List

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice: “The complete list of PFAS in commerce will enable impacted communities to demand more information about where these chemicals are produced, how they are released, and what effects they are having on human health and the environment.”

February 20, 2020 | Explainer

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them.

February 19, 2020 | Reference

Potential PFAS incinerators contracted by DOD

According to government documents Earthjustice obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, PFAS burning already took place, or is taking place, in the towns of East Liverpool, Ohio; Arkadelphia and El Dorado, Arkansas; and Cohoes, New York. The contracts also authorize PFAS incineration in other locations, including Port Arthur, Texas, and Sauget, Illinois. Incineration may already be underway in those and other locations, too, but DOD has not fully responded to FOIA requests seeking a full list of incineration locations.

February 11, 2020 | In the News: Bloomberg Environment

States Say EPA Chemicals Approach ‘Unlawful’ as Lawsuits Loom

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “When EPA fails to consider drinking water, air, and soil exposures, it often falls to state, local, and tribal governments to deal with the resulting pollution and to incur the costs of EPA’s flawed risk evaluations. It is therefore unsurprising that those other units of government are pushing back, and if EPA continues to ignores them then these issues will ultimately be decided in court.”

February 10, 2020 | Press Release: Victory

New York’s Child Safe Products Act Passes into Law

The signing into law of the Child Safe Products Act closes a much-needed gap in regulation — manufacturers are now required to disclose the presence of chemicals of concern in children's products and a framework for banning harmful toxins from these products has been established