Research lab to study ‘forever chemicals’ to open at UMaine

ORONO, Maine — A new lab at the University of Maine in Orono will soon help guide farmers grappling with fields and wells contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS or “forever chemicals.”  

The PFAS research center, which will be paid for with $8 million in federal funding, will have the capacity to test the water, soil, plant, and animal tissue. Currently, state agencies need to rely on labs outside of Maine, where backlogs have delayed results for weeks or even months. Read more

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