Join staff from the state’s environmental and health agencies to discuss the results of private well sampling in the Little Creek area for PFAS.
State officials met with area residents in late December to discuss the finding of high levels of PFAS in a private well in the area and to ask for voluntary participation in sampling other private wells in the area. This meeting will focus on the results of that testing and next steps.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic chemicals, including PFOA, PFOS, and GenX, that have been used in manufacturing, firefighting, and consumer products since the 1940s. PFAS do not readily break down in the environment and can accumulate in living things. Some toxicological studies have found that exposure to these substances can cause serious health effects.
Staff from the DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances and Division of Water, and from the DHSS Division of Public Health, will be at the meeting to answer resident questions.
This will be a hybrid meeting, with an in-person option at the Little Creek Fire Hall and a virtual option (please register for connection information).
For more information, please contact Kat Caudle, at Katherine.Caudle@delaware.gov or 302-395-2604