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Toxic Forever Chemicals Are in Our Blood: Senate Must Vote to Regulate Them as Hazardous Substances

July 23, 2021 / by

James Woolford /

The Hill

Jim Woolford, EPN member and former Director, EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, penned this op-ed discussing why per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances should be designated as hazardous substances under the Superfund law.

EPA’s SDWA Plan For PFAS Seen As ‘Baby Step’ Toward Strict TSCA Rules

July 20, 2021 / by

Diana DiGangi /

Inside EPA

Michael Shapiro, EPN member and former Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water, was quoted and EPN was cited in this article regarding EPA’s plan to include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on its contaminant candidate list, potentially placing them under future Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.

The Real Story Behind PFAS and Congress’ Effort to Clean Up Contamination

July 20, 2021 / by

Jim Jones /

Environmental Health News

Jim Jones, EPN member and former Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, wrote this op-ed discussing the proposed PFAS Action Act, clarifying the importance of a hazardous substance designation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Documents Show EPA Staff Concerns Over PFAS in Fracking

July 12, 2021 / by

E.A. Crunden /

E&E News

Linda Birnbaum, EPN member, former Director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and former EPA scientist, was quoted in this article regarding the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in oil and gas drilling and fracking operations. She was quoted in related articles appearing in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Allegheny Front.

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