The Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force announced October 2 the release of its Draft PFAS Action Plan for public review. The Task Force, established in July by Governor Ned Lamont and co-chaired by ECOS member Katie Dykes of the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the head of the state’s Department of Public Health, convened several public meetings to identify key actions to address PFAS in Connecticut communities. The action plan outlines a number of recommendations, including testing drinking water and assessing food-related PFAS exposure pathways, preventing future releases of PFAS-containing firefighting foam, establishing PFAS cleanup standards, and enhancing PFAS education, outreach, and communication.
The Task Force is accepting public comments until October 15. For more information, see here.