High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Some Mass. Water Supplies

NBC 10 Boston 5/24/2021: High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Some Mass. Water Supplies. Massachusetts communities are finding elevated levels of chemicals in their drinking water since the state implemented new safety regulations last fall. The town of Wayland has been handing out cases of bottled water since it first found certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in two of three wells at the Happy Hollow wellfield in February. In their most recent update, town officials said they plan to shut down one well, treat the second well showing elevated levels and blend the treated water with water from the third well.

Boston 25 News 5/24/2021: 2 wells in Wayland see high levels of PFAS in tap water. Wayland is the latest town to discover high levels of PFAS in tap water. Town administrator Louise Miller said two of their four wells detected more than 20 parts per trillion of this dangerous chemical, which surpasses the state’s new safety standard.

Wayland Town Crier 5/26/2021: Natick faces PFAS water contamination; so does Wayland. …Also dealing with elevated PFAS levels is Wayland, where Town Meeting approved $1.6 million to mitigate the contaminants in its water system. It’s an amount that could represent the tip of the financial iceberg.

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