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  1. US Defense Secretary Establishes PFAS Taskforce

    28 Jul 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The day after having been sworn in, new US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced the establishment of a task force to address drinking water contaminated by toxic fluorinated c ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2019 - 09:01

  2. Trump Administration Will Veto Defense Spending Bill Because Of PFAS Protections

    13 Jul 2019- 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US President Donald Trump's administration is considering a veto of defense spending legislation which seeks to address PFAS chemical contamination of water resources. The Whi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/13/2019 - 06:27

  3. United States: New Hampshire Files PFAS Lawsuits Against Water Contaminators

    31 May 2019- 08:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTPELIER VT, United States The US State of New Hampshire has filed two lawsuits against eight manufacturers of PFAS chemicals, including Dupont and 3M, for contaminating drinking water. Announced by Governor ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2019 - 08:38

  4. US Congress Will Hear New PFAS Legislation Next Month

    14 May 2019- 12:54 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico Lawmakers in both the US House and Senate are growing frustrated by the slow movement of the Trump administration in confronting the PFAS contamination that's worrying voters across the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/14/2019 - 12:55

  5. United States: PFAS Contaminates Drinking Water Systems Serving 19 Million People

    8 May 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The known extent of contamination of United States communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate. As of March 2019, at ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/08/2019 - 09:01

  6. Call For Global Ban on PFAS

    7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctano ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/07/2019 - 06:40

  7. Trump Budget "Would Be A Disaster For Water, Air And Public Health"

    15 Mar 2019- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Environmentalists have sharply criticized US President Trump’s propsed 2020 budget that seeks deep cuts in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the government d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/15/2019 - 09:46

  8. US Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist To Protect Nation's Water

    5 Mar 2019- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States Senate has confirmed Donald Trump nominee and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/05/2019 - 08:33

  9. Former Koch Industries Exec Heads Up USEPA's PFAS Response, Raising Conflict-Of-Interest Concerns

    6 Feb 2019- 11:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States The Administration of US President Donald Trump has appointed David Dunlap, a former executive of Koch Industries to manage the country’s regulation of toxic PFAS chemicals which ha ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2019 - 12:38

  10. Bipartisan US Task Force Will Address PFAS Contamination Crisis

    25 Jan 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A bipartisan effort was launched this week in the US House of Representatives to address pollution caused by fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. According to the US Environmental ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2019 - 10:04

  11. US Court Considers Consolidation Of Billions Of Dollars Worth Of PFAS Chemical Contamination Claims

    4 Dec 2018- 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A panel of judges in New York, United States has heard arguments for and against consolidation of more than 70 pending lawsuits related to PFAS chemical contamination of groundwater i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/04/2018 - 07:32