Sep
    17
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC) announced its next meeting dates: October 18 & 19; the 2nd day is a half-day session, in Rockville, MD.  The BERAC meets two to three times each year.  It met last in April.  The purpose of this Advisory Committee is to...

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    Sep
    10
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  The US House Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), took up issues related to PFAS exposure at a hearing last week on September 6th.  Shimkus said the hearing was to start “the dialogue on PFAS,” taking stock of what the government knows, what efforts might best...

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    Sep
    04
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Last week’s Update mentioned that of the public water systems tested so far (50%) by Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) just one – City of Parchment – showed elevated levels of the contaminant PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances).  On 08/27 DEQ updated that investigation, lifting the “Do Not Drink”...

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