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Maine wants feedback on report about PFAS contamination

November 26, 2019 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is asking the public to comment on a report about the presence of contamination from long-lasting chemicals in the state.

Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, used an executive order earlier this year to create a task force charged with looking into how Maine can reduce contamination risks from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

The task force has released a draft of its findings. The task force said Tuesday it will take public comments on the subject of managing PFAS in Maine until Dec. 6.

The draft report includes several recommendations, including one that all public water systems be required to test for PFAS and notify customers if PFAS chemicals are detected.

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Online: https://www.maine.gov/pfastaskforce/