US Moves to Come Clean on PFAS in Drinking Water

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The prevalence of PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, is a real and growing concern.

September 18, 2023
Pam McFarland, Debra K. Rubin & Mary B. Powers - Engineering News-Record

Congress has allocated billions of dollars to address contamination caused by the ubiquitous class of “forever” chemicals known as PFAS—with billions more also earmarked in recent legal settlements with manufacturers—but drinking water managers, construction sector experts and other stakeholders say the true cost of cleanup could be much higher.

Reprinted courtesy of Pam McFarland, Engineering News-Record, Debra K. Rubin, Engineering News-Record and Mary B. Powers, Engineering News-Record

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