Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to join her on December 10 from 4-5 pm to discuss a variety of environmental topics. The conversation will start with a discussion on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Secretary will provide more information about the ongoing PFAS investigation in Vermont, remediation efforts, and the implementation of Act 21.
“Vermont is a national leader in understanding and addressing the impact of PFAS contamination,” said Secretary Moore. “We’re working throughout the state to identify, characterize and address risks to public health and the environment posed by PFAS as quickly as possible. With the passage of Act 21 earlier this year, we’re significantly expanding PFAS testing in Vermont, including sampling all public drinking water supplies. As we continue to implement Act 21, Vermonters have questions about what we’re discovering. This meeting is a great time for anyone interested in learning more to bring their questions, ideas, and concerns.”
At the meeting, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Waste Management and Prevention Division Director Chuck Schwer will offer an update on Vermont’s statewide sampling plan, including upcoming testing priorities. Ellen Parr Doering, Assistant Director for DEC’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division, will discuss the public drinking water testing results.
After an initial overview on PFAS in Vermont, Secretary Moore will open the floor to hear from attendees. While the meeting will begin with a conversation on PFAS, the Secretary encourages attendees to bring any natural resources questions beyond the featured topic. The gathering will be held in the Dewey Building at 1 National Life Drive in Montpelier December 10 from 4:00-5:00 pm. For those not able to make it in person, a Facebook Live stream will be available at https://www.facebook.com/VTANR/.