PFAS

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is considering making rules for more than 60 different contaminants in drinking water that aren’t regulated right now.


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Firefighting foams with the toxic chemicals PFAS have contaminated water at military bases around the country. But less is known about how they find their way into rural water supplies — like private wells. Two Indiana universities have received grants to study that question.

A bill that will help smaller utilities address lead in drinking water passed out of a state Senate committee on Thursday. It would allow those utilities to replace lead pipes owned by their customers. 

IU Program To Monitor PFAS In The Great Lakes Basin

Oct 2, 2019

Indiana University will use part of a nearly $6 million federal grant to monitor a chemical that polluted groundwater at military bases, including Grissom Air Reserve Base near Kokomo. The Environmental Protection Agency is making research on PFAS a priority.