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Discussing PFAS Contamination: A Community Forum

September 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Soil and water quality are critical for human and wildlife welfare. In Maine, where we rely greatly on these two resources, it’s critical to protect them. With the recent scientific evidence that PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) have been found as a contaminant in Maine’s soils and waters, there is a growing concern and lots of unanswered questions. In this community forum hosted at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and in partnership with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Boothbay Region Clean Drinking Water Initiative, representatives specializing in PFAS research, findings, policy, and problem-solving practices will share their knowledge. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions. We hope this event will provide a better understanding of what PFAS/PFOS are and what options we have available to protect our soils, water, and well-being.

A community forum with Meagan Hennessey, Gary Fish, Christoph Aeppli, Molly King, Thomas Simones, Jon Ziegra and Caleb Goossen.

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September 14, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States