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EVIDENCE OF AIR DISPERSION: HFPO-DA AND PFOA IN OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA SURFACE WATER AND SOIL NEAR A FLUOROPOLYMER PRODUCTION FACILITY
Galloway, J.E., A.V.P. Moreno, A.B. Lindstrom, et al.
Environmental Science & Technology [Publication 27 May 2020 prior to print]

PFOA used as a fluoropolymer manufacturing aid at a fluoropolymer production facility in Parkersburg, WV, from 1951 to 2013 was replaced in 2013 with the PFAS surfactant hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA). In a broad-scale assessment of ongoing impacts from the plant, including dispersal of HFPO-DA, samples collected downwind and upstream from the facility showed PFOA and HFPO-DA had dispersed to surface water and soil in multiple locations as far as 30 miles from the plant.



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