JD Supra: EPA Announces Expanded Chemical Reporting Requirements — The EPA recently announced its latest environmental justice initiative aimed at expanding Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements to include additional types of chemicals and facilities. The EPA expanded the number of PFAS chemicals that must be reported, and added ethylene oxide to the list for the first time.
NJ Spotlight News: Solvay Says No More to Replacements for ‘Forever Chemicals’ at South Jersey Plant — Chemical company Solvay announced that it will stop using replacement PFAS chemicals, including “fluorosurfactant process aids,” by the end of June as part of an effort to serve its clients more sustainably. The company has been using the substances as replacements for some PFAS chemicals, which are increasingly subject to regulation in New Jersey.
Risk Management: Insurance Coverage for Forever Chemicals — The experts at Risk Management analyze how companies can manage with PFAS remediation. Companies exposed to PFAS liability may find insurance coverage under their historic general liability policies since these provide coverage for property damage costs and groundwater is considered property.
The Morning Call: Cancer Victims Sue Over Toxic Gas Emissions from B. Braun’s Lehigh Valley Plant, Claiming 3 Died — A new lawsuit in Pennsylvania alleges that ethylene oxide has been vented into the air around the Hanover Township plant for decades, exposing the community to the chemical. Lawyers say the goal of the litigation is to lead B. Braun to make changes at the plant. In addition to the lawsuits, a complaint with the EPA was filed.
Stars and Stripes: Lawsuit Filed Against Ohio Air Base, Defense Department for Water Pollution — The city of Dayton has sued the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Department of Defense for failing to stop PFAS from entering a source of the city’s drinking water. The city has said its drinking water is safe but that if contaminants on the base go untreated or mitigated, they could enter the city’s Mad River Wellfield.