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DEP Chief Calls For Broader Monitoring Of PFAS

Massachusetts regulators may need to expand PFAS monitoring into waste disposal, landfill and the atmosphere amid concerns about potential health risks from the chemicals, the head of the state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday.

The most recent regulatory updates for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, targeted drinking water because it is already a “well-understood exposure pathway and an area where we could make an important, immediate impact,” DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg told lawmakers and other officials. Read more…