What are PFAS?
What are PFAS?
Newly-released documents show Navy knew about spread of PFAS
November 24, 2020
As states try to regulate PFAS, disputes increase between military, companies
November 17, 2020
In New Hampshire, the Air Force has refused requests from state officials and members of Congress to follow the state’s regulations limiting the amount of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in drinking water.
Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to set drinking water regulations for PFAS, many states have started creating and trying to enforce those limits.
New Mexico to delineate PFAS contamination from two Air Force bases
November 3, 2020
Last week, the state of New Mexico released a request for proposals on a contract to investigate PFAS contamination from Cannon and Holloman Air Force bases.
We mentioned these plans a while back, after the New Mexico State Legislature allocated $1 million to study where PFAS pollution has spread and another $100,000 to create and implement a well testing program in Curry and Roosevelt counties.
Nationwide, PFAS seeping from military bases, factories, and airports
October 27, 2020
Here in New Mexico, activities at Holloman and Cannon Air Force bases have contaminated groundwater with PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The Pentagon has also identified five other military sites that may have polluted local waters with PFAS.
But PFAS contamination isn’t just a problem in New Mexico. The toxic chemicals have seeped out of factories, Naval bases, and airports around the nation. And the world.
Study shows 200 million Americans drinking PFAS-tainted water
October 20, 2020
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Science and Technology Letters estimates that 200 million Americans could have PFAS in their drinking water at levels of one part per trillion or more.
PFAS found in bottled water, MD oyster waters, and the blood of a Wisconsin activist
October 13, 2020
Here in New Mexico, two Air Force bases have contaminated groundwater with PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Five other military sites in the state have been identified as possibly having contaminated local waters, as well.
PFAS contamination might not garner many headlines in New Mexico, but all across the country, communities are grappling with similar problems.