On Air with IER: Episode 55

This week: Two Indiana-based companies are in charge of destroying the DoD's PFAS firefighting foam, and Congress takes a crack at the nation's plastic waste crisis.
March 9, 2020


Welcome to Episode 55 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Indiana-based Companies in Charge of Incinerating Military’s PFAS Firefighting Foam Stockpiles

By Enrique Saenz

Two Indiana-based hazardous waste treatment companies are playing a leading role nationally in the incineration of the U.S. military’s stockpiles of toxic firefighting foam and have landed in the middle of a legal battle.

Read the full story.



A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

  1. TCE report “altered dramatically” at White House direction
    Link for the first story.

  2. Coronavirus quarantine leads to improved air quality in China
    Link for the second story.

  3. State-wide invasive species conference set for March 26
    Link for the third story.


Congress takes on America's plastic waste crisis

By Enrique Saenz

The House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing about the nation's plastic waste crisis and heard testimony about what to do about the country's recycling problems.

Listen to the testimony here.