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Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

minary results of a study of private wells on Cape Cod found that nearly half of the water samples had detectable levels of emerging contaminants known as PFAS. The study found that about 46% of 101 private wells tested in 12 Cape towns had at least one PFAS chemical.

10/3/19 at 12:45 pm     79      , , ,
Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

arnstable County Water Quality Laboratory will soon add PFAS testing to its repertoire, becoming a trailblazer among public laboratories in the state.

6/13/19 at 1:01 pm     377      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Health Officials: Go On In, The Water’s Fine

Health Officials: Go On In, The Water’s Fine

news: The fresh and salt waters of Harwich, Chatham and Orleans have remained clean and safe for swimmers all summer, according to health agents in the three towns.

8/15/18 at 4:42 pm     430      , ,
Local Health News, Newsroom Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

ieces to the wastewater cleanup puzzle for Pleasant Bay are starting to come together. Town meetings this spring in all four towns that overlap the 21,600-acre watershed approved an article directing selectmen to approve and execute an inter-municipal agreement that paves the way for a Pleasant Bay watershed permit from the state Department of […]

6/13/18 at 3:02 pm     591      , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

treatments, which have been used to improve pond health on Cape Cod by reducing the effects of phosphorus, remain controversial.

6/13/18 at 2:44 pm     529      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives

Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives

n away at the Otis Air National Guard Base in Buzzards Bay is the country’s largest alternative septic system test center. On a recent morning, raw sewage trickled through a shallow trench, feeding about 15 different septic systems scattered in a field, each one accompanied by a small shack with a monitoring station. George Heufelder, […]

9/24/15 at 12:17 pm     1235      , ,     Vineyard Gazette