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EPA finalizes new rules for companies producing toxic PFAS chemicals

Companies must now notify the EPA if they want to resume the production of certain PFAS chemicals.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

More than 70% of Pennsylvania rivers, streams contain PFAS

Valley Creek is just one waterway out of many across the U.S. with elevated PFAS levels caused by wastewater treatment plants and electronics manufacturing facilities.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Advocates say proposed cuts to EPA would hurt PFAS control efforts

PFAS have been linked to some cancers, thyroid disease, developmental delays in children, and other health conditions.

By Rachel McDevitt

EPA proposes first limits on toxic ‘forever chemicals’ for public drinking water

While states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey have already set PFAS limits for public water systems, the EPA proposal is more restrictive and would apply nationwide.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pennsylvania sets drinking water standards on two ‘forever chemical’ PFAS compounds

There are no federal maximum contaminant levels for PFAS. Pennsylvania joins others states that have set their own.

By Susan Phillips

York County creek worst in the country for PFAS pollution, study says

The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper found high levels of chemicals known as PFAS in the Kreutz Creek Watershed in York County.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania asks for input on PFAS rule

The Department of Environmental Protection found PFAS in about one-third of 114 Pennsylvania water systems.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘More power in knowing’: PFAS health study under way in Montgomery, Bucks counties

Seven areas across the United States were selected for the national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pa. moving forward with rule to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in water

On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a draft rule on PFAS standards for the state’s nearly 3,000 public water systems to EQB.

By Rachel McDevitt