Spreading Concern: Vermont Officials Are Checking More Sites for Toxins

The Belters learned the hard way what the rest of Vermont is finding out — that PFAS contamination is a widespread problem.

“It is really important for people to understand that this is not just isolated to Bennington,” said Jen Duggan, director of Conservation Law Foundation Vermont. “This has the potential to impact a large portion of the state.”

The warning signs led the Vermont legislature to pass a law this session that called for tests of all public water systems, establishment of surface water standards for PFAS, and a plan to get a sense of other potential PFAS contamination across the state.

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