“The latest update of an interactive map by EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University documents publicly known PFAS pollution from 94 sites in 22 states, including industrial plants and dumps, military air bases, civilian airports and fire training sites. It also shows PFAS pollution of tap water for 16 million people in 33 states and Puerto Rico.

The map is the most comprehensive resource available to track PFAS pollution in the U.S.

This graphic, provided by EWG, shows the year-by-year discovery of contaminated sites since 2001.

Blue circles show where PFAS chemicals were detected from 2013 to 2016 in public drinking water systems. Red dots indicate a site in Northeastern’s PFAS Contamination Site Tracker. Clicking on a circle or dot brings up detailed information and provides links to more resources.

When the map was first published 10 months ago, there were 52 known contamination sites in 19 states. Much of the increase since is in Michigan, where a virtual explosion of known sites has made the state the current hotspot of the PFAS crisis.”

Read the full article by Bill Walker.

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