PFAS

Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances, known as PFAS, increasingly have become a concern for drinking water contamination. The contamination commonly is sourced from firefighting foam, or used in the production of non-stick cookware and adhesives. As PFAS increasingly are discovered in drinking water across the nation, water treatment experts are meeting the contaminant with innovation and maintaining communication with concerned consumers. More information and developing news on PFAS and other emerging contaminants can be found on this page. 

Mar 23 2021
Swift River School in New Salem, Massachusetts, notified parents and guardians that recent tests of its tap water showed elevated levels of a set of…
Mar 15 2021
EPA published the proposed fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) in the Federal Register.  In the proposed rule, UCMR 5 would…
Mar 9 2021
The U.S. Air Force will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least…
Mar 8 2021
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) found large quantities of previously undetectable…
Mar 5 2021
Though they sound similar, there is an important difference between “certification” and “compliance.” When it comes to matters of public health, like…
Mar 5 2021
Along with a change in White House Administrations and a new congressional session in 2021, there will be a new federal U.S. EPA administrator…
Mar 5 2021
As someone who regularly travels professionally under normal circumstances, it is startling to realize that it has been almost a year since my last…
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