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

Sewage Found in Stormwater After Heavy Rains in Rutland: VNRC Demands Accountability and Transparency

Montpelier – During periods of heavy rainfall when the volume of wastewater exceeds the capacity of the combined sewer system, raw sewage has been discharging into the Otter Creek watershed. …

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Breaking: Governor signs Medical Monitoring Bill

BREAKING: Governor Signs First-in-the-Nation Bill to Help Communities Impacted by Toxic Contamination

Montpelier — The impacts of toxic pollution are real, and somebody always pays the price. Today, the Vermont governor signed a crucial bill (S.113) holding corporate polluters responsible for ongoing…

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House Advances a Bill to Help Vermonters Harmed by Toxic Pollution

Montpelier — Today, the Vermont House advanced a bill (S.113) that holds corporate polluters responsible for ongoing harm to Vermonters caused by toxic chemical exposure. The bill also authorizes the…

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