6. I live near the Airport. Where can I find information for the PFAS testing there?

Nantucket Memorial Airport has responded to concerns about the presence of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water down-gradient from the Airport property associated with the release of firefighting foam during tests mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.  

 

Working with a licensed environmental consultant, the Airport learned that some, but not all drinking water wells in the affected area show PFAS levels in excess of reportable concentrations set by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  More information is available at Airport’s PFAS Information Portal.  

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1. 1. What are PFAS chemicals?
2. 2. Where can PFAS be found?
3. 3. Are there references that provide levels of PFAS measured in everyday products?
4. 4. Why is Nantucket concerned about PFAS?
5. 5. How can I help decrease PFAS pollution on the Island?
6. 6. I live near the Airport. Where can I find information for the PFAS testing there?