Earlier this year the Town of Maysville was found to have high levels of PFAS in their ground water and drinking water. This summer our White Oak Waterkeeper collected surface water samples around the town to identify if any of these toxic chemicals may also be in their surrounding waters of the White Oak River.
PFAS are a group of chemicals that are used in non-stick cookware, stain repellent, waterproof coatings, and many other manufacturing processes. These “forever chemicals” do not break down over time and instead accumulate in people, wildlife, and the environment. PFAS have been found in surface water, air, soil, food, and many commercial materials. PFAS are widely linked to serious health conditions such as cancer, liver and kidney disease, reproductive issues, immunodeficiencies, and hormonal disruptions.
PHOTO 1: RIDER 2022 – WATERKEEPER
PHOTO 2: GOOGLE MAPS 2022