Further 1,000 websites in Maine to be examined for PFAS contamination

State environmental regulators say they’ve recognized greater than 1,000 websites in Maine that should be examined for PFAS contamination.

A brand new report from Maine’s Division of Environmental Safety reveals the state has additionally sampled greater than 1,500 wells for contamination, and 23 % of them had PFAS above the state’s accepted consuming water requirements. The state has began or put in water filtration programs at about 300 websites to this point.

Investigations at greater than 200 websites the place sludge was most prevalent are already full or underway.