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Colorado water officials to regulate ‘forever chemicals’

Jul. 15, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Water Quality Control Commission is putting new limits on a class of chemicals common in everything from nonstick pans to firefighting foam. Colorado Public Radio reports the commission voted unanimously Tuesday to regulate per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS...

California cities: Monsanto settlement to fund water cleanup

Jun. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major California cities say they'll use their share of a $650 million settlement to clean up the now-banned chemical PCB from bays, lakes and other waterways polluted for decades. The giant chemical company Monsanto announced a tentative agreement Wednesday with government entities that...

DNR board to vote on starting draft of new PFAS restrictions

Jun. 16, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board is set to vote next week on whether to allow the agency to begin drafting regulations implementing restrictions on firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals. Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill in February that bans the use of firefighting...