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Passage of Legislation Restricting Sale of Toxic Chemicals in Maryland Applauded by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Legacy Toxins in Carpets, Food Packaging, Firefighting Foam Prohibited Washington, DC – April 21 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds Maryland’s General Assembly for passing the “George “Walter” Taylor Act which prohibits the sale of certain products containing PFAS which Gov. Larry Hogan signed today, PRKN President Nancy Stoner announced today. Said Stoner, PFAS chemicals … Read More

PFAS plastic pollutants in upper potmac

PFAS Investigation Program

PFAS Investigation Program Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a growing list of 5,000+ chemicals found in products like nonstick pans, food packaging, and firefighting foam used on military bases and at commercial airports. PFAS are known as a legacy chemical, meaning they don’t easily break down, and can persist in our bodies and in the … Read More

PFAS in the Upper Potomac screen capture

PFAS in the Upper Potomac

PFAS are legacy toxic chemicals and a serious problem, whose extent and prevalence we still don’t know. But Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, has begun important testing in his watershed, starting with Antietam Creek. Check out this video from his Water Wednesday talk. 

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Troubling Findings of Forever Chemicals in Antietam Creek Announced by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

High Levels of PFAS Detected in Smallmouth Bass and Creek Waters Washington, D.C. – June 17– Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced findings of high levels of PFAS chemicals in fish and water in the Antietam Creek and surrounding region. Said Walls, “Although banned nearly 15 years ago, the presence of these chemicals, … Read More

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