This article published in Stormwater Digest discusses new NPDES monitoring requirements that are driving preemptive PFAS solutions.
- EPA has recently added PFAS to the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) monitoring list
- NPDES promises to be an effective tool for identifying PFAS sources
- PFAS source mitigation solutions include diverting water around PFAS sources, sequestering the contaminants, and preventing their movement in groundwater.
- Often a patented colloidal activated carbon (CAC) material, commercially known as PlumeStop®, is injected into the subsurface to restrict PFAS in-situ
Once PFAS sources are identified, along with their responsible parties, sound economics dictate they be managed sustainably and cost-effectively. Preemptively mitigating PFAS sources and preventing groundwater plume development is a strategy some facility operators are using to address the contaminants before they are found in an outfall discharging to surface water. PlumeStop has been successfully applied to treat PFAS source areas and prevent their movement in groundwater at over 25 project sites worldwide, with more than 100 sites in the planning stages. It is backed by PlumeShield®, a performance warranty program for the in-situ remediation of PFAS.
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About the Author:
Maureen Dooley Vice President - Industrial Sector, REGENESIS Maureen Dooley has over twenty-five years of experience in many aspects of remediation industry, including project management, research and development, senior technical oversight, remedial design and laboratory management. Her prior experience includes the completion of numerous treatability studies designed to evaluate the biodegradation of a wide range of chemical constituents that include chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, explosives, aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides. In her current role at REGENESIS, she provides technical leadership for complex soil and groundwater remediation projects, including PFAS groundwater contamination treatment, throughout North America, as well as remediation design, strategy, and business development in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.