Until EPA enforces the federal rule and ensures all coal ash dumps are regulated, contamination of groundwater and drinking water supplies will continue. We must make enforcement a priority and mandate safe closure and cleanup of coal ash nationwide to ensure all communities are protected.
The “correct” use of melamine foodware requires that the dish not be heated above 160 degrees. When food is served on melamine plates there is relatively low cross contamination from the plate to the food. However, once you put that plate in the microwave, you’re immediately pushing past that safety zone.
Derek Lowen grew up in Oakdale, Minnesota. Oakdale is also home to a 3M disposal site, one of several across the state. Water testing in 2005 and 2006 showed extremely high levels of PFOS and PFOA, two types of PFAS chemicals. Internal documents showed that 3M was aware of the dangers of PFAS chemicals for decades, but did not inform alert the public or the government about the potential risk.
Clean Water Fund’s ReThink Disposable program has been awarded a NOAA Marine Debris Pollution Prevention Grant to launch ReThink Disposable in 6 of our Clean Water Action offices along the East Coast and the Great Lakes.
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