Getting Ready: How York is fighting back against forever PFAS chemicals

Jan 31, 2024


Last fall, The York Weekly reported that the York Sewer District is suing Dupont and other chemical companies because the PFAS they manufacture contaminates the biosolids removed from the town's wastewater. 

Disposing of this sludge is more expensive because of a 2022 Maine law that bans spreading it as fertilizer on farmlands.

Now, rather than recycling the nutrient-rich biosolids in the soil, the sludge must be sent to landfills, which has doubled the cost of its disposal. The sewer district wants those responsible to pay, not its customers.

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