USGS detects ‘forever chemicals’ in 16 states’ water wells

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Geological Survey has detected the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in public and private drinking water wells in 16 Eastern states.

USGS announced the findings in a new study designed to assess the contamination of five aquifers that are important sources of drinking water. PFAS were detected in public and private drinking water wells in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, visit: https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news-release/2022/02/usgs-detects-forever-chemicals-16-states-water-wells

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