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State investigation into ‘forever chemical’ contamination expands into 2 more towns

By May 6, 2021May 7th, 2021PFAS in the news

An investigation into “forever chemicals” contaminating well water in Fairfield has expanded into two neighboring towns.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has tested 28 wells in Benton and 15 in Unity Township. Of those, 14 in Benton and five in Unity Township had levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds in excess of 70 parts per trillion, the health advisory level set by the federal government, according to the Waterville Morning Sentinel.

That comes amid a sprawling investigation into well contamination in Fairfield, where 60 of 214 wells tested so far have shown levels above 70 parts per trillion, the newspaper reported. Read more…