For nearly 70 years, chemicals designed for a wide range of applications from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware have been used at airports and in many consumer products. In March, the EPA proposed limits on these chemicals, known as PFAS, in drinking water. PFAS have been linked to numerous health problems including cancer and cleaning them up is expensive and difficult. What will the new regulations require military, local and state governments do to be in compliance? We discuss the way forward for eradicating PFAS contamination from Alaska’s water and soil on this Talk of Alaska
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Pamela Miller, executive director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
- Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Southeast Alaska
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 11, at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.