This SWANA program provides an opportunity for technical, regulatory, and legal perspectives on Per-and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants as they relate to landfills, leachate, and associated health risks. PFAS have been identified in landfill leachate and groundwater monitoring wells at levels above the 20 ppt drinking water health advisory level established in Vermont in 2016. Can PFAS releases from landfills lead to PFAS levels above 20 ppt in drinking water? What are the concerns over exposure to PFAS? What options are available for evaluating and mitigating PFAS risks? Information shared by a panel of experts will help shed light on these issues and identify remaining uncertainties as knowledge and regulation of PFAS and other emerging contaminants continue to develop.
Stephen Zemba, Ph.D., P.E.: PFAS and Landfills
Samuel C. Nicolai: PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants—Industry Perspective
Trey Martin: PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants
Kasey Kathan: Regulatory Perspective—Solid Waste Management Program