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Washington State to Release Draft PFAS Action Plan in October

Aug. 12, 2020, 9:24 PM

Washington state will release its draft plan to address PFAS contamination in October, the state said Wednesday.

  • Washington’s draft action plan, which may recommend regulations, will be open for public comment after its release, Irina Makarow of the Washington state Department of Ecology said during a Wednesday video conference.
  • State officials have found PFAS in drinking water wells at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, and several other locations.
  • The state is also working to determine if PFAS-free food packaging alternatives are feasible, before the state legislature’s ban on food packaging that contains PFAS can go into effect. That analysis should ...