NEW: @PEERorg found that toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” were sprayed on millions of acres in MA & 25 other states.… https://t.co/TcR3vCuXna— Food & Water Watch (@Food & Water Watch)1606841584.0
The product tested initially by PEER and subsequently MADEP, once the nonprofit alerted the department of its findings, is Anvil 10+10, produced by the Illinois company Clarke.
Karen Larson, Clarke's vice president of government affairs, told the Boston Globe that "when this was first brought to our attention, we conducted an internal inquiry of our manufacturing and supply chain to ensure that PFAS was not an ingredient in the production, manufacturing, or distribution of either the active or inactive ingredients of Anvil. Moreover, since we were only able to test for 36 PFAS out of the 9,252 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) inventory, it is impossible to know how many other PFAS might be in Anvil 10+10.
When PEER obtained its first positive PFAS results on Anvil 10+10, we immediately contacted DEP because of the far-reaching implications. Every species has an inherent right to exist, and what's more, their loss would ripple throughout the ecosystems they inhabit. In short, stoneflies are a critical base layer of the local food web. Nearly 300 species of birds are found in the park, as well as over 70 mammals and thousands of insect species. Two stone fly species found in Glacier National Park were listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act Wednesday due to the impacts of climate change, according to a rule published by the U.S. "
Emphasizing that "we need to stop the introduction of toxic forever chemicals into the environment and our water sources to protect public health," Hauter said that "the EPA must ban all pesticides with PFAS components, designate PFAS as hazardous substances to hold polluters accountable for cleanup of contamination, and set strong enforceable standards for PFAS in our drinking water. Areas of Concern Presently, 140 plant and animal species found in Glacier Park are listed by the state of Montana as "Species of Special Concern", four are federally listed as "threatened" (bald eagle, grizzly bear, lynx and bull trout), one is designated "endangered" (gray wolf) and one (slender moonwort) is a candidate for federal listing. Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life, Cracker Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana. In accordance with section 7(c) of the Act, the Service has determined that the following listed species may be present in Glacier National Park: COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME STATUS1. Fish and Wildlife Service added the western glacier stonefly (Zapada glacier) and the meltwater lednian stonefly (Lednia tumana) to the Endangered Species List, … There are currently about 40 different species of mammals in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.An endangered species is any plant or animal in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant … "The infrastructure required to do it is primarily the bioreactors, so we'll eventually be moving to 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 liters. We need to cut carbon emissions. THREATENED, ENDANGERED AND CANDIDATE SPECIES . The youth-led Mock COP26 virtual conference concluded Tuesday with a treaty they hope world leaders will sign ahead of the official COP26 in November 2021. Barn swallow (BNP, KNP, JNP, YNP, MRNP, GNP, WLNP, BURNHS)* "
In a statement about the testing on Tuesday, Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter declared that "these findings shock the conscience — states likely have unknowingly contaminated communities' water with PFAS hidden in pesticides.