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Monday, March 25, 2019

Under pressure from Environmental Working Group and Capitol Hill lawmakers, the Army today agreed to waive its fee of almost $300,000 to process a public records request seeking information about fluorinated chemical contamination at military installations.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Army is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars to fulfill a public records request from EWG seeking data on military sites where drinking water sources are contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Pentagon is lobbying the White House to back woefully weak cleanup standards for PFAS chemicals, which contaminate water on or near hundreds of military bases, according to The New York Times.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, showing that the administration continues to ignore growing environmental and public health threats, said EWG.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Senate Democratic leaders today called on the Trump administration to turn over documentation of all communications between key agencies and the White House about plans to address the PFAS contamination crisis.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Water sampled on or near at least 106 military sites was contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, above what EPA considers safe, according to Department of Defense data analyzed by EWG. But that’s only the tip of a toxic iceberg.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Environmental Working Group has identified and mapped 106 military sites in the U.S. where drinking water or groundwater is contaminated with fluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, at levels that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s health guideline. But this is only the tip of a toxic iceberg that is largely hidden and still growing.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Under the direction of top political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency, career scientists were told to “limit” chemical safety assessments, according to a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Senate legislation introduced today with strong bipartisan support would classify the fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund toxics law, an important step toward cleaning up widespread contamination by these compounds across the nation.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/1): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Senate today confirmed Andrew Wheeler, a former top lobbyist for coal and chemical companies, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (2/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will begin testing people who live in communities near current and former military installations for toxic fluorinated compounds, known as PFAS.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Last week, as he unveiled the Environmental Protection Agency’s toothless “action plan” on fluorinated chemicals, acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler maintained that the current guideline of 70 parts per trillion, or ppt, for the compound PFOA is a safe level in drinking water.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

News Roundup (2/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, who was stationed for many years at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, lost his daughter Janey in 1985 at the age of 9 from leukemia after she was exposed to toxic chemicals while living on base.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Two of the nation’s leading voices fighting for victims of PFAS contamination and pushing for federal action sharply rebuked the Environmental Protection Agency’s toothless “action plan” for the fluorinated chemicals, announced today by acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler.

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