Month: January 2021

Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

Experts hope that with the incoming Biden administration, the federal government will finally regulate a class of chemicals known as PFASs.

EPA Delivers Results On PFAS Action Plan

Agency delivers on the historic commitments made in the PFAS Action Plan to address these emerging chemicals of concern and protect public health.

SWANA Supports Federal Assistance for State and Local Governments

Calls on Congress to Help Sanitation Departments Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges Congress to quickly consider and pass emergency aid to state, local, and territorial governments as recently proposed by President-Elect Biden. These funds are needed to ensure vital government services, including solid waste and recycling, can…
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Could PFAS Undermine COVID Vaccination?

“And now, in addition to the acute health effects that have been traced to consumption of PFAS, some researchers fear that a new consequence can result from consuming water laced with the contaminants: decreased efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

SWANA Condemns Yesterday’s Attack on Democracy at the U.S. Capitol

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) condemns the violent, unlawful revolt against civil authority and America’s democratic processes and institutions that took place yesterday in Washington, D.C. The desecration of the U.S. Capitol building and the disruption of the constitutionally mandated duties of Congress endangered lives, resulted in several…
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New Report Focuses on Landfill Long-Term Management Issues

SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation releases report to address landfill site management following the post-closure care period Silver Spring, MD – A new report developed by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) addresses two important questions associated with the landfill disposal of waste – namely, what tasks will be required to manage closed landfills following the…
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