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. 

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Mar 30 2020
According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), PFAS chemicals may have been used or released at 651 of its installations. This is 50% more than…
Mar 26 2020
The Pentagon has identified four more military sites in New Mexico that could be contaminating local waters with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances…
Mar 20 2020
3M has launched a research clearinghouse webpage and is releasing previously unavailable per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) reference…
Mar 19 2020
Recent testing shows the groundwater at Miami Dade College's North Campus is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  That…
Mar 16 2020
A new bill from Senate Democrats would roll out $20 billion in funding to remove PFAS from water. The bill, Providing Financial Assistance to States…
Mar 10 2020
Bottle water companies may soon have to ensure their products meet the same standards as public drinking water in New Hampshire.  Talk of testing for…
Mar 9 2020
A new water quality lab in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania has broken ground. The lab is part of Aqua Pennsylvania's effort to protect the public health and…
Mar 6 2020
The replacement and rerouting of more than 3,600 feet of underground storm sewer lines is occurring at the old Buick City site on Flint’s north side…
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After PFOS/PFOA were detected in Stuart, Florida, drinking water in 2014, the city of Stuart Water Treatment Plant Per-Fluorinated Chemical Treatment System Project was developed.
Mar 5 2020
It was 1928 when Frigidaire patented a miracle compound called Freon, a new class of chloro-fluoro-carbons (CFCs) that were non-flammable, non-…
Mar 5 2020
A new study by scientists at Duke University and North Carolina State University explored the effectiveness of point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry…
Mar 3 2020
DuPont Co. must pay a combined $50 million to a testicular cancer survivor and his wife in Ohio for allegedly providing per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Feb 28 2020
The U.S. EPA is involved in multiple per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-related criminal investigations. The EPA acknowledged this in its…
Feb 27 2020
The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) filed a lawsuit against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufacturers for making and selling…
Feb 21 2020
In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello, WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob…
Feb 21 2020
The U.S. EPA announced it would regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “Under President Trump’s leadership, EPA is following through on…
Feb 14 2020
Scientists are designing a new study to test for per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) along the Ohio River.   Previous studies have shown PFAS…
Feb 12 2020
On February 5, researchers from Duke University and North Carolina State University published a new report investigating the effectiveness of point-…
Feb 11 2020
The California Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) lowered its response levels to 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for…
Feb 6 2020
An international team of archaeologists excavated a wooden Neolithic water well that is about 7,000-years-old.  The well is specifically made of oak…
Feb 5 2020
A water sample taken in Sept. 2019 from the Sanford Sewage Treatment Plant that discharges into Deep River uncovered high concentrations of per- and…
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