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Concern Over PFAS In Our Water May Not Be Over

A man casts his fishing line in the Ohio River near downtown Cincinnati.
John Minchillo
A man casts his fishing line in the Ohio River near downtown Cincinnati.

The Hollywood movie Dark Waters made a splash in the conversation about pollutants in our waters. While the film has local connections - because the main attorney featured in it is from here, and because it was filmed in our region - there are others in our area raising concerns.

A University of Cincinnati professor recently briefed members of congress and their staffs on the issue of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the health concerns associated with PFAS are University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Environmental Health Professor and Center for Environmental Genetics Director Susan Pinney, Ph.D.; the Sierra Club Gender, Equity & Environment program Senior Toxics Advisor Sonya Lunder; and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Laurie Stevenson.

WVXU reached out to multiple agencies with requests for interviews on our live radio program. Their responses to our questions are provided in the links below and are discussed in our program.

Heritage Thermal Services

Defense Logistics Agency

Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Ohio EPA (Offered a two-page response - here is page 1 and here is page 2)


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