Read the full article by Lillian Eden (MetroWest Daily News)

“Legislators gathered virtually Tuesday for the first meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force.

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — PFAS — are a group of manmade chemicals found in everything from firefighting foams to carpets that can build up and contaminate drinking water. 

Their presence in community water systems has become an issue statewide, including locally in Hudson, Natick and Wayland. 

‘I first got involved in the issue of PFAS and PFAS mitigation when the town of Hudson, which I’m so very fortunate to represent, discovered the presence of PFAS in the water supply,’ said state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, who is co-chairing the committee with state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro. ‘It’s quickly becoming clear to me that tackling PFAS contamination in water supplies must be bigger than any one town, region or any one agency…’”