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These three Berkshires water systems were shut down due to PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

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The Berkshire Eagle, May 2023

There are plenty of theories, but Kevin Swail doesn’t know exactly how one of Lanesborough’s two drinking-water wells got so polluted with carcinogenic “forever chemicals” that it had to be shut down three years ago.

Swail, the town’s Village Fire and Water District superintendent, also doesn’t know how long high levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, known as PFAS chemicals, have tainted it.

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