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Microplastics are the next emerging contaminant of concern 
Contrary to popular thought, microplastic contamination in the ocean doesn’t all come from plastic bottles. Textiles are one of the largest unregulated contributors to microplastics in the ocean
11/26/2022 3:01 PM - Comment(s)
EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Online Tool for Petroleum Refineries Now Includes Environmental Justice Metrics 
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will improve transparency of environmental enforcement by making their Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) tool integrated with environmental justice (EJ) metrics.
10/11/2022 12:06 PM - Comment(s)
New Mexico Environmental Department's handling of the 2021 MSGP certification 
Confusion created around PFAS testing requirements for industrial stormwater. While the EPA permit (MSGP) is very detailed on what operators need to do if they reach or exceed the screening level for PFAS, it is not clear on how to practically sample in New Mexico's arid desert.
02/21/2022 9:23 PM - Comment(s)
Texas ranch map made using QGIS (sample)
Creating infographics can quickly turn your map into a visually appealing piece more easily digested by readers.
02/21/2022 9:23 PM - Comment(s)
EPA's methods to test for PFAS related to industrial use, explained
Since EPA has not yet finalized their methodology for measuring PFAS in non-drinking water, the Department of Defense has defined a methodology to sample and analyze 40 PFAS in environmental media (water, soil, air) to meet requirements under CERCLA, CWA, and RECRA.
02/20/2022 2:26 PM - Comment(s)
What is PFAS? Here are the regulations and background on the emerging contaminant
PFAS is the emerging contaminant that is already here. In fact, it's just about everywhere in our environment.
02/08/2022 10:59 AM - Comment(s)
States developing new approach to find PFAS sources
Rather than attempting to find sources of PFAS (polluters) via large sampling programs of stormwater effluent, some states are requesting, requiring, or ordering local wastewater treatment plants to provide PFAS concentration data.
02/08/2022 10:47 AM - Comment(s)