Ecology seeking comments on action plan to address PFAS contaminants

October 24, 2020

Read the full article by Andrew Hammond (The News Tribune)

"The Washington state Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on its plan to address a class of highly persistent chemicals that don’t break down in the environment.

The Department of Ecology is in the process of drafting a Chemical Action Plan (CAP) that finds a way to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Individuals who are interested offering input have until Dec. 7 to submit comment.

Exposure to PFAS, found in some state water systems, has impacts on health. The plan’s recommendations offer pathways for protecting people, wildlife, and the environment from PFAS exposure."