In episode 17, anchor Brock Yordy covers two of the most serious topics affecting the drilling and groundwater industry (and, really, anyone who relies on water to live): PFAS and drought.

This episode covers:

  • How drillers, construction workers can avoid heat-related illnesses
  • The importance of hydration for drillers, construction workers
  • “Water, rest, shade” for working in heat
  • EPA health advisories for PFAS, other “forever chemicals”
  • Proposed EPA standards for PFAS, PFOA
  • Increasing severity of droughts
  • The economic impact of drought in the western U.S., other areas
  • How drought affects vulnerable populations, crops and livestock
  • The importance of water conservation

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