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State Dials Back PFAS Response

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The state has rolled back a stricter PFAS drinking water contamination standard, and suspended development of new regulations for the chemicals. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the PFAS changes implemented by the administration of Governor Mike Dunleavy, come despite growing concern about health impacts of the perfluorinated compounds in firefighting foams, which have contaminated groundwater at several locations in Alaska.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.