New study identifies over 57,000 sites “presumptively contaminated” with PFAS

Read the full story at JD Supra. Also check out the coverage at Environmental Health News.

A new paper from Northeastern University’s PFAS Project Lab and researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) reaches the sobering conclusion that over 57,000 sites in the U.S. have “presumptive contamination” from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”).  Even more sobering is the authors’ assertion that that number is almost certainly a dramatic underestimation of the number of PFAS-contaminated sites, given limited data availability and the conservative mapping methodology employed.

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