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PFAS and Emerging Contaminants

PFAS Landfill Leachate and Air Emissions

With more than 50 years of experience in landfill site characterization, remediation, and closure of solid waste sites and industrial impoundments, TRC is well-suited to help waste facility owners manage PFAS risks.

PFAS sampling and analysis expertise to manage your risks

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of manmade chemicals resistant to heat, water, and oil, properties. Although these qualities are useful in manufacturing, they become problematic when buried in landfills.

Today, PFAS chemicals are considered toxic and they’re prevalent in our environment. Our waste streams are a large reason why.

Designed for resilience, they resist biodegradation, migrate into leachate, and eventually make their way into our drinking water and atmosphere. No federal regulations for PFAS exist, but health concerns have influenced many states to sample water supplies and establish their own guidelines or enforcement limits, which vary from state to state.

The Risk to Waste Facility Owners

As more data emerge about thousands of PFAS chemicals, waste facility owners should prepare for future regulatory changes. They are advised to develop response strategies that may include review of waste streams, sampling and testing leachate and water, and/or developing systems to control contamination. By proactively gathering data and establishing a sound plan, potential liabilities could be avoided.

National Leader in PFAS Research, Regulation, and Waste Management

TRC’s nationwide staff includes leading PFAS specialists and site remediation experts with 50 years of experience in the cleanup and closure of solid waste sites and industrial impoundments.

We understand the intricacy of waste management operations, as well as the sampling and analysis methods and forensic assessment needed to identify PFAS and assess their fate and transport in the environment.

Our Center of Research and Expertise (CORE) is a national leader on PFAS toxicity, fate and transport, sampling, testing, and remediation methods who can assure that testing programs are done properly and treatment/disposal plans are in place to control impacts. In addition, TRC’s air emissions monitoring specialists develop, implement, and evaluate ambient and source testing for PFAS.

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