The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its action plan on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), man-made chemicals that are often found in fast food containers, nonstick cookware, and firefighting foams.

The class of contaminants can have lasting effects on water, remediation, and potable reuse, and include Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and GenX chemicals.

Get BC’s guidance on how changes in regulation may impact compliance.

About the experts

Allegra da Silva, PhD, PE, Denver, is a recognized industry leader with expertise in water reuse, pathogen fate and transport, PFAS water and wastewater treatment, policy, and innovation.

Jim Claffey, PhD, PE, Upper Saddle River, N.J., provides leadership around emerging contaminants in the environment, drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, biosolids and other media.

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