The Town is performing a town-wide evaluation of island-specific risks from PFAS inclusive of wastewater treatment plant residuals and landfill operations. It is expected as a result of the town-wide study, an extensive sampling and analysis program of various media will be conducted to collect valid data to determine next steps.
The Town has hired CDM Smith, an environmental consultant, and is developing an initial risk assessment of potential sources contributing to PFAS contamination. The CDM Smith team brings the experience of a large engineering consulting firm with a team of recognized PFAS experts and local staff to assist in this evaluation. The PFAS evaluation and the information gathered will help identify the steps and future actions needed to meet regulatory requirements and guidelines. This initial assessment is planned to be complete in mid-November.
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