The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is planning a workshop on PFAS. The event, planned for Aug. 14-15, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn., will cover scientific and legal considerations to sites contaminated with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of emerging contaminants widespread in groundwater and surface water.

“Recent discoveries of several high-profile contaminated sites, detections in drinking water supplies across the U.S., and nearly ubiquitous detections of PFOS, PFOA, and PFHxS in humans and wildlife globally, have resulted in an intense media spotlight on this class of chemicals,” says keynote speaker speaker Virginia Yingling, a hydrogeologist at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Presentations, while focusing on current knowledge and practice regarding the fate, transport and remediation of these chemical compounds, will also address the legal and regulatory requirements at PFAS-contaminated sites and drinking water systems, and how to effectively communicate risks.

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