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Potential Federal Action Would Address Common and Harmful “Forever Chemicals”

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Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon take steps to protect communities from an incredibly common but little-known family of man-made chemicals that have been accumulating in waterways and in people’s blood for decades.

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Environmental Votetracker — Spring 2020

See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in late 2019.

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PFAS Contamination Still a Concern in United States

Elevated amounts of the toxic class of chemicals commonly used in non-stick cookware has been found in aquatic environments and in humans.

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Managing GenX Contamination

In May, the North Carolina House and Senate passed separate bills to grant the state Department of Environmental Quality more funding to address GenX contamination.

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N.C. Struggles to Resolve GenX Contamination

The North Carolina legislature has yet to resolve the debate between the state House and Senate over a bill that seeks to address drinking water contaminated by the potentially cancer-causing chemical GenX.

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Contaminated: Drinking Water Problems in Appalachia

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By Hannah Gillespie Springs Harbor Potentially Harmful Bacteria Leigh-Anne Krometis, associate professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering, began studying the use of Appalachian roadside springs for drinking water in 2016 to determine whether they could be a

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