One of the more frequent contributors to PFAS contamination in local communities is the AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam) used to fight aviation fires. In early 2023, the Department of Defense (DOD) approved performance specifications for fluorine-free foams (F3). This paves the way for the elimination of AFFF from commercial aviation as well. However, since PFAS do not readily biodegrade, contamination from years of use can remain in the local environment. Pace® can test local groundwater and soils to determine the level of PFAS contamination around the airport. We can also test legacy stockpiles of AFFF as well as the new AFFF substitutes to determine if they contain PFAS.
The U.S. EPA, Congress, and many state legislatures and regulatory agencies have stepped up their focus on businesses that use PFAS in production or include it as an ingredient or component in finished goods. Pace® is a leader in PFAS analysis. As you develop your PFAS testing program, our emerging contaminants experts are happy to assist in selecting the appropriate methods to provide fast, defensible results.
Tribal officials have many of the same concerns as other community leaders, and Tribal Lands are subject to many of the same regulations. Unfortunately, they don’t always have access to the same resources, and the sources of PFAS contamination aren’t always under their control. Pace® is a go-to resource in the effort to ensure Tribal communities have access to safe, clean drinking water.
Wastewater Treatment Operators need to be concerned about PFAS entering their facilities through wastewater discharge, stormwater runoff, and landfill leachate. Since traditional wastewater treatment does not destroy or remove PFAS, biosolids and treated wastewater discharged into the environment may also contain PFAS. Pace® provides testing services for influent and effluent as well as biosolids.
We’re certified/accredited by NELAC, ISO, DOD, DOE, and in every state with a PFAS lab certification program.
For emergencies, our Rapid Response Team can provide defensible results in as little as 24 hours.
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We can test for PFAS in both solid and aqueous matrices, including potable and non-potable waters, soils, and biota.
We’re on the leading edge of science, working with EPA, DOD, ASTM, and others to develop new methods for analyzing PFAS.