New findings show jump in sites with PFAS contamination

May 6, 2019
New findings from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) say that, based on public data, the number of locations with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination has jumped from 172 locations identified last year to 610 locations, likely adding to the pressure EPA is under to regulate the chemicals. EWG May 6 released an updated interactive web-based map , in conjunction with Northeastern University researchers, using public data on public water systems, military bases, airports, industrial plants, firefighter training sites and...

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