Kingston Awaits EPA Tests On Potential Public Health Risk From PFAS
DES: Septic company source of PFAS contamination in East Kingston
Officials in Kingston say they’ll wait for more data before taking action on potential water contamination around a long-dormant Superfund site.
The Ottati and Goss Superfund site, off Route 125 near the Newton town line, is surrounded by campgrounds, homes, businesses and a popular swimming and fishing area, Country Pond.
DES: Well water contamination detected in East Kingston, linked to septage facility
EAST KINGSTON -- A septic services company was identified as the likely source of PFAS contamination in several private wells in town, according to the state Department of Environmental Services.
Biological Recycling Company of 79 North Road receives compost and sludge from septic haulers and spreads it over roughly 13 acres of fields on the north end of its property along Sanborn Road. DES believes PFAS chemicals in the sludge have leached into the groundwater of nearby homeowners’ wells. DES spokesman Jim Martin said seven of 10 monitoring wells on the site tested above the state’s ambient groundwater standard for PFAS concentrations.
EAST KINGSTON — Some homeowners are being told to drink bottled water after tests found groundwater contamination from a septage processing facility on North Road.
The warning was issued as representatives from the state Department of Environmental Services prepare to hold an informational meeting with residents Thursday night to address concerns about the recent test results that showed four private wells exceeded the state’s groundwater quality standard for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).