After the fire

After the fire

July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

After firefighters used foam containing PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to put out a fire at her property, a woman complained to us about how long it was taking to ensure her water was safe to drink.

After firefighters used foam containing PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) to put out a fire at her property, a woman complained to us about how long it was taking to ensure her water was safe to drink. Officials at the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks told us a new standard for regulating PFAS in drinking water had been developed in response to this situation, and that a plan would be submitted to address the environmental impact. The property owner later confirmed that work had begun to clean up her property and install a water treatment system.