In this episode of the Talking Under Water podcast, Lauren Del Ciello, Managing Editor for Water Quality Products, spoke with Scott Wilson, President and CEO of REGENESIS about PFAS, its impact on groundwater, a rise in consumer awareness of PFAS contamination, and how PFAS is a One Water issue.
- Why PFAS are so hard to treat and are found in so many places
- Efforts by the Biden administration to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous materials under CERCLA, and its implications for PFAS waste disposal
- The emerging PFAS treatment option of in situ colloidal activated carbon applications, and its advantages over typical pumping systems
Traditionally used in a variety of industrial applications, including carpeting, metal plating, and firefighting foam, perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFAS) are a class of chemical compounds which are considered emerging contaminants of concern as they are persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic to people and wildlife. To provide a margin of protection against a lifetime of exposure to PFOS and PFOA in drinking water, the EPA set a Health Advisory Level at 70 ng/L. Although it does not destroy the PFAS, PlumeStop removes it from groundwater, effectively cutting off the transport pathway, and thereby mitigating risk.
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About the Podcast Guest:
Scott Wilson President & CEO, REGENESIS Scott Wilson has extensive experience in the development and application of advanced technologies for groundwater and soil restoration and vapor intrusion mitigation. He is a widely published expert with over 30 years’ experience designing, installing and operating a broad range of remediation technologies. Mr. Wilson has expertise in project management and has directed the successful completion of large industrial remediation programs under State and Federal regulatory frameworks. At REGENESIS, on specific projects, he plays an active role in technical oversight and program management to ensure conformance with customer expectations. Mr. Wilson received a M.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso, a B.A. from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.