PFC contamination rises up the agenda for embattled US municipal water sector

originally posted on November 20, 2016


As water utilities in the US weather the lead crisis fallout, many communities are also facing the thorny issue of groundwater supplies contaminated with toxic perfluorinated chemicals. Technology providers are sizing up the opportunities for tailor-made solutions.

Groundwater supplies contaminated with toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) have become a growing area of concern in the municipal water sector in the US, driven in part by mainstream media coverage of drinking water quality issues, federal and state regulatory initiatives, and legal cases against leading chemical manufacturers.

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