Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Regulations Announced

A proposal for the first-ever national drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States was announced in mid-March. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposes to establish legally enforceable levels for six PFAS known to be found in drinking water. PFAS are a category of manufactured chemicals that can cause Read More

Decline in Region 5 & 8 Toxics Release Inventory Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released its 2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows that environmental releases of TRI chemicals from facilities across the nation are declining. Releases in 2021 were 10% lower than 2012 releases, even with an 8% increase from 2020 to 2021. Nationwide, facilities managed more than 89% of Read More