PFAS Found In Well Water Near 63 US Military Bases

Map of the United States showing locations marked with dots indicating potential PFAS contamination sites near military bases.

The pervasive contamination of drinking water sources by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” near military installations across the United States has become a pressing environmental and public health issue. These substances, particularly PFOA and PFOS, have been detected in alarming concentrations in private wells, raising concerns about the long-term effects … Read more

Risks of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Virginia’s Water Supply

Glass being filled with tap water, representing potential PFAS contamination.

Recent findings have spotlighted the pervasive presence of “forever chemicals” in water systems across Virginia, posing potential health risks to residents. This comprehensive analysis stems from a groundbreaking U.S. Geological Survey study, revealing that these synthetic compounds, formally known as PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), are contaminating drinking water sources nationwide. Their omnipresence in both … Read more