Talk of Alaska: New proposed PFAS regulations

Jesse Kiehl and clean water advocates
Sen. Jesse Kiehl speaks to clean water advocates as they rally for state-level PFAS protections on March 14, 2023. (Claire Stremple/KTOO)

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.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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