Help Support NEBRA’s Frontline Work On PFAS

The North East Biosolids & Residuals Association (NEBRA) has been a national leader on PFAS related to biosolids and residuals management (and wastewater to some extent), hosting bimonthly updates for the water quality and organics recycling professionals, tracking research and policy in New England and other states, and commenting on legislation and regulations. NEBRA’s efforts have helped spur engagement on the PFAS issue by numerous state, regional, and national water quality and organics recycling groups. It appreciates the support and involvement from across the continent over the past year. “The fast pace of the expanding PFAS issue has stretched NEBRA’s budget past its limits for 2019, and we are asking for donations by December 31st to close out this year in the black,” explains Ned Beecher, NEBRA’s PFAS specialist. “We have completed the promised Scope of Work and are organizing and packaging all of our resources for easy access and use by stakeholders nationwide.”

Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)

Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)
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To support its 2020 research, NEBRA has set a goal to raise $35,000. “For that, NEBRA will provide: Ongoing collaboration with other leading organizations addressing PFAS in the wastewater and biosolids/residuals field; Train-the-trainer style webinars and workshops to quickly ramp up additional experts in other states and regions to ensure a large repertoire of water quality professionals engaged on the PFAS issue going forward; and Assist in the development, advancement, coordination, and support of appropriate research efforts related to PFAS and residuals and biosolids application to soil,” says Beecher. His 2-part PFAS article in BioCycle in 2018 provides an excellent orientation to the impacts of PFAS on organics recycling.

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