PFAS Testing Begins In 3 Connecticut Rivers

Nov 7, 2019
Brian Scott-Smith

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Rhode Island have begun monitoring three rivers in eastern Connecticut for possible PFAS contamination. The Salmon, The Quinebaug and the Natchaug Rivers are near the Rhode Island border.

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Environmental advocates in Connecticut are urging the state to adopt a plan to address the toxic chemical PFAS. A state task force delivered the plan to the governor this week.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wants the Federal Aviation Administration to stop the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam at airports around the country.  

Conn. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
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U.S Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut has called for a national ban on food packing products that contain the toxic chemical PFAS.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

A Connecticut task force on the toxic chemical PFAS has some recommendations, including water testing and discharge limits.