Monday, April 1, 2019

PFAS Action Team To Provide Updates On Upcoming Sampling Plan, Solicit Resident Feedback April 15 In Montgomery County

On April 15, the state PFAS Action Team will hold a public meeting in Montgomery County to provide an update on state efforts to deal with contamination by perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The meeting will be held at the Abington Senior High School, 900 Highland Avenue in Abington from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
DEP has also extended the public comment period for PFAS Public Input until May 1.  Click Here to provide comments through DEP’s eComment webpage.  (formal notice)
“At this meeting we will hear updates from DEP on a sampling plan to identify potentially contaminated drinking water sources and from the Department of Health on the pilot study for blood levels,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
Representatives from local governments and utilities will also present on the challenges of managing PFAS chemicals, as well as working with the Commonwealth and the federal government to address cleanup.
Also on the agenda is an update on plans to hire a State Toxicologist, EPA’s recent PFAS Action Plan announcement, sources, impacts and water supplier needs, redevelopment of the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station and an update on DEP laboratory instrumentation and personnel.
The meeting will include an opportunity for members of the public to provide comment in person. Commenters are asked to present no more than three minutes of remarks. Residents unable to attend or who would like to submit remarks in writing can use DEP’s eComment webpage.
For more information, visit DEP's PFAS: What They Are webpage.
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