NGWA recently published Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, a guidance document on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Association published the PFAS guidance document to assist members and other groundwater professionals who may be tasked with investigating the transport pathways and extent of PFAS in groundwater and surface water, assessing potential risks to receptors, or designing and constructing engineering controls to manage subsurface PFAS contamination.
- Section 1 gives an overview of the problem and summarizes the key takeaways. (Free preview available here).
- Section 2 provides a glossary of key PFAS-related terminology.
- Section 3 summarizes the chemistry and known human health and ecological impacts of PFAS.
- Section 4 discusses PFAS fate and transport in the environment.
- Section 5 discusses PFAS-specific field sampling technologies, methods, and procedures.
- Section 6 discusses the legal and regulatory status of PFAS in the United States.
- Section 7 discusses PFAS risk communication challenges and solutions.
- Section 8 discusses PFAS remediation and treatment options.