Toxic-Free Environment

The discovery of toxic PFAS-contaminated drinking water in Bennington County in 2016 highlighted systemic problems with toxic chemicals in Vermont. Since then, VNRC has advocated for policies that protect Vermonters’ health by reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals, holding polluters accountable for harm caused by the toxic chemicals they release, and ensuring our waters are clean and safe.

For questions or inquiries:

Lauren Hierl, Executive Director, Vermont Conservation Voters

802-223-2328 x122

Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program Director, VNRC

802-223-2328 x111

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At A Glance

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Clean, Safe Drinking Water

PFAS contamination in drinking water is threatening Vermonters' health.

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Holding Polluters Accountable

Corporate polluters should be held responsible for medical costs and damage to Vermont's environment caused by toxic release.

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Reducing Toxic Exposure

Advocating for policies that protect Vermonters from hazardous chemicals in drinking water and consumer products.

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Toxic Free Environment News

Three Things: Coventry Landfill Violations, Rural Caucus Public Forum, and a New VNRC Staff Member

Three things: Sharing an update on Coventry Landfill violations, inviting you to a public forum with the Legislature’s Rural Caucus, and welcoming Dan Fingas to the VNRC team.  Stay informed,…

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VNRC and Partners Call on VT Agency of Natural Resources to Address Coventry Landfill Violations and PFAS Contamination

VNRC, Conservation Law Foundation and Just Zero are expressing serious concerns regarding New England Waste Services of Vermont, Inc.’s (NEWSVT) recent violations of its Pretreatment Discharge Permit for Coventry Landfill….

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Two Things: A Groundbreaking Toxics Protection Bill and Fantastic Floodplains

Two things: a groundbreaking bill to protect Vermonters from PFAS and other toxic chemicals, and a new artist’s work on display at the VNRC office!  Stay informed, stay connected—two things….

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