Millions Set Aside For Barnstable County PFAS Fund

A permanent fund to clean up PFAS chemicals in groundwater has been established in Barnstable County.

The county has set aside seven-point-eight million dollars for the cleanup of the substances, also known as ‘forever chemicals’ connected to the former Barnstable Fire and Rescue Training Academy.

The foam firefighters used at the academy for nearly four decades contained PFAS chemicals and polluted the nearby groundwater.

The fund will be used for future remediation costs, along with future operation and maintenance expenses.

County commissioners also approved an application for additional funding through the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust.

(Photo by MATTHIEU DELATY/Hans Lucas/AFP via Getty Images)


Photo: MATTHIEU DELATY / AFP / Getty Images

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