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Massachusetts awards $3M to towns to fight water pollution

Massachusetts has awarded $3 million in grants to 17 public water supply systems to support efforts to address elevated levels of so-called PFAS in drinking water.

PFAS or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a family of chemicals that have been used since the 1950s in the manufacture of common consumer products and used in some firefighting foams. Drinking water may become contaminated if PFAS deposited onto the soil seeps into groundwater or surface water. Read more…