Group will take a look at Casco Bay for PFAS for 1st time

For the primary time, a bunch might be testing Casco Bay for “endlessly chemical substances.”

The Associates of Casco Bay, together with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, might be testing water high quality at 20 areas throughout Casco Bay.

The group has spent 30 years gathering knowledge about temperature adjustments, dissolved oxygen, pH, whole nitrogen, water readability, salinity and the abundance of phytoplankton in Casco Bay. This yr will mark the primary time when it has collected knowledge about potential contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, also called PFAS.