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PFAS-Stricken Town Among Six New EPA Superfund Priority Sites

Sept. 1, 2020, 4:59 PM

The EPA announced Tuesday that it’s elevating six contaminated sites to its Superfund priority list, including a Delaware town that has struggled with groundwater contamination from PFAS chemicals.

The agency’s Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) focuses on sites posing significant environmental and human health risks.

At the Blades, Del., site, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and metals and hexavalent chromium have been detected in groundwater. The governor ordered citizens in February 2018 to stop drinking city-provided water and switch to bottled water because of contaminants in the municipal supply, and the town installed a carbon filtration system to reduce the ...