A community meeting held Monday night brought residents, health advocates and stakeholders together to discuss concerns about remediation for contaminated soil. The soil is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, most commonly from firefighting foams. There are many communities across the country and in Alaska struggling with the aftermath of firefighting foams contaminating ground water, including Moose Creek, Alaska.
Mark Sanford with Organic Incineration Technology in Moose Creek has been working with the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency to test using incineration to burn PFAS out of the soil.
Now, there is question about where chemicals burned out of the soil go. Citizens for Clean Air, an advocacy group, held a community meeting at Moose Creek Fire Station to bring advocates, residents and stakeholders together to give residents a chance to ask questions.