Forever ChemicalsPFAS Well Testing Now Underway. EPA is Looking for Another 150 Homeowners to Sign UpForever Chemicals

Spokesman-Review by Amanda Sullender

Spokane, WA – National and state officials are zeroing in on the West Plains as PFAS well-testing begins this week. Speaking from the center of the exposure in Airway Heights, EPA Regional Administrator Casey Sixkiller said cleanup of the toxic chemicals is a priority of the Biden administration. Sixkiller noted the scrutiny in Eastern Washington is likely to be replicated across the nation as the true impacts of PFAS comes into focus. “PFAS contamination is everywhere,” he said. So far, 144 property owners with private wells have signed up for free testing from the EPA and Washington State Department of Ecology. Well sampling among those who have already requested testing will take place over the next two weeks. Results will be available approximately a month after a sample is taken. For full text, click here.