Bloomberg Law
Oct. 7, 2020, 10:29 PM

California Water Probe Finds PFAS in Majority of Tested Wells

Emily C. Dooley
Emily C. Dooley
Staff Correspondent

Sixty percent of California’s public water supply wells that were tested for so-called forever chemicals contain those compounds, according to research that the State Water Resources Control Board released Wednesday.

That same investigation into contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) also found that groundwater and surface water sampled at airports far exceeded the concentrations detected in water near landfills and public supply wells.

The findings, which detail an ongoing sampling effort launched in 2019, shed new light on the presence of PFAS contamination and areas that could be vulnerable based on proximity to known sources like airports and landfills. ...

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