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PFAS at Landfills: Investigations in New York & Vermont
June 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The webinar included the following presentations:
New York State Inactive Landfill Initiative – Comprehensive Program to Identify, Prioritize and Address Priority Solid Waste Sites For Potential Impacts on Drinking Water Quality in New York State [PDF]
- Vincent Fay, Bureau of Solid Waste Management, New York Department of Environmental Conservation presented data from the comprehensive effort to evaluate and prioritize over 1,950 inactive solid waste sites statewide to determine any potential impacts from PFAS and/or 1,4-dioxane, including groundwater sampling and analysis at over 165 inactive landfills.
- Kaesey Kathan, Solid Waste Management Program, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation presented the results of two recent efforts: a study on landfill leachate management and treatment options; and the analysis of over 100 samples taken from the various incoming wastes at the state’s largest landfill, including WWTF and industrial sludges, contaminated soils, bulky waste, textiles, carpeting and commercial customer wastes.