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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Jan 22 2020
The city of Tucson is putting off suing to force cleanup of its per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-tainted groundwater by the U.S. Defense…
Jan 20 2020
A group of researchers at Clarkson University in New York is developing a way to destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water.  In…
Jan 15 2020
Michigan has filed a lawsuit against 17 defendants, including 3M and DuPont for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The lawsuit…
Jan 14 2020
Michigan officials are seeking more feedback on proposed limits for PFAS on Tuesday, Jan. 14, reported Booth Newspapers. The Michigan Department of…
Jan 9 2020
The Trump administration may veto H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, reported an Environmental Working Group (EWG) news release. The PFAS Action Act…
Jan 8 2020
Tucson city’s water utility will design a system to treat that water to remove PFAS from its aquifer.   It is not yet clear how soon this costly…
Jan 2 2020
Connecticut’s environmental officials will use $750,000 in funding for anti-pollution controls and improvements at five old state-supervised…
Jan 1 2020
As we enter a new decade, industry experts analyze trends & expectations for the coming year. Vision 20/20 By Pauli Undesser, MWS Executive…
Jan 1 2020
An investigation into the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Tarro, Australia has…
Jan 1 2020
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have made a big splash in news headlines recently, notably in Hollywood. A new film called Dark Waters hit…
Dec 30 2019
Tests of Ann Arbor, Michigan’s drinking water have detected no perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) compounds in the…
Dec 27 2019
Environmental officials from Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark announced a plan to restrict all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS…
Dec 25 2019
The state Bond Commission approved funding for work at five closed landfills in Connecticut, taking on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)…
Dec 23 2019
The U.S. EPA validated new testing methods to measure the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the nation's drinking water. The…
Dec 19 2019
The Madison Fire Department has replaced its firefighting foam with foams that are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-free, according to…
Dec 18 2019
New data shows that rainwater in some parts of the U.S. contains high enough levels of potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)…
Dec 16 2019
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released new draft regulations to limit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS…
Dec 12 2019
Rockford, Michigan’s former shoe factory, Wolverine Worldwide, is nearing a $69.5 million settlement with the state of Michigan, as well as…
Dec 11 2019
Congress has reached a deal on a spending bill that would require the military to stop using firefighting foam containing toxic per- and…
Dec 6 2019
Pennsylvania regulators discovered varying levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies across the state, according…
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