Task Force Releases PFAS Recommendations

John Silva
November 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm

(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Statewide water tests, remediation, and reducing sources of PFAS are some of the findings of a task force empaneled to find solutions when it comes to the toxic chemical used in firefighting foam.

Governor Ned Lamont created the commission after a spill of the foam at Bradley International Airport wound up in the Farmington River in Windsor this summer.

Some of the other recommendations made by the task force: development of a Safe Drinking Water Advisory Council to set maximum PFAS containment levels.  

Also, identifying other sources of exposure to PFAS regarding agricultural products, fish and shellfish.  

The report by the task force also recommends implementing cleanup standards for soil, groundwater, surface water and aquatic life, as well as contaminated sites.

In its executive summary, the group calls for identifying sources of PFAS, as well as assessing and cleaning historical releases to the environment.