PFAS bill would expand regulation of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

April 12, 2022

Read the full article by Jacob Resneck (KCAW)

"Alaska lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand testing and regulations for trace amounts of PFAS chemicals in groundwater that’s been linked to cancer and other serious health conditions.

Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, has sponsored legislation that would police seven varieties of the so-called “forever chemicals” that don’t break down and often enter the environment from firefighting foams used at airports.

These things are bad for people in extremely small amounts. We’re talking about parts per trillion in your drinking water,” he told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday (4-12-2022)."