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3M Windfall for PFAS Impacted Water Systems 

On 22 June 2023, Minnesota-based 3M agreed to pay up to US$12.5 billion to settle hundreds of lawsuits brought by 531 U.S. cities. The tentative class-action settlement aims to recoup the cost for public drinking water systems to install treatment systems that address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. With court approval, the settlement will be paid out over 13 years.

EU Regulators Ramp Up PFAS Action for Drinking Water, Biosolids 

Bluefield’s water experts discuss the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) recent launch of a six-month evaluation to review a proposal for restricting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl sub...

Europe to Ramp Up PFAS Water Regulations 

On 22 March 2023, the European Union’s European Chemical Agency launched a six-month evaluation to review a proposal for restricting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The initiative signals the next step toward tighter regulatory enforcement of these contaminants of emerging concern on the continent.

PFAS: Where Is the U.S. Water Market and beyond Headed? 

PFAS is the water industry topic du jour, shaped by lawsuits, emerging regulations, infrastructure investment and disadvantaged communities. So far, however, much of the focus has been on the U.S...

Supercritical Water Oxidation – A PFAS Solution with 374Water’s Marc Deshusses 

374Water’s Marc Deshusses provides unique insights on supercritical water oxidation and its ability to destroy PFAS. Marc also discusses his early efforts to harness the power of supercritical water...

EPA Issues PFAS Guidance for Drinking Water 

On 15 June 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new drinking water lifetime health advisory levels (HALs) for four PFAS compounds. This represents a next step toward implementing awaited federal maximum contaminant levels.

US$6.15 Billion PFAS Remediation Forecast Underpinned by Changing Regulatory Environment  

17 May 2022, Boston, Massachusetts:  The health risks and contamination associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are propelling state and federal legislators to crack ...