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Barnstable County OKs nearly $1M to cap PFAS-polluted site, demolish buildings

By June 3, 2021June 7th, 2021PFAS in the news

Barnstable County reached a milestone in its battle against PFAS water contamination Wednesday with the approval of a contract to demolish two buildings on the grounds of the county’s fire training academy and cap a portion of the heavily contaminated site with pavement.

The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners approved, in a unanimous vote, the county’s roughly $977,000 agreement with contracting company Lawrence Lynch Corp. to complete phase one of the clean-up work.

Barnstable County Special Asset Manager Stephen Tebo, who has worked on PFAS contamination with the county for roughly five years, said the pavement cap will prevent rain from falling onto contaminated soil, which could eventually cause the hazardous chemicals to migrate into groundwater and then into drinking water. Read more…