Governor's Task Force Established

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) are chemicals that are not naturally occurring, are stable and persistent in the environment, biaccumulative, toxic at low concentrations, and easily transferred to groundwater and other media. Executive Order 5 FY 19/20 created the Governor's Task Force on the Threats of PFAS Contamination to Public Health and the Environment (Task Force).

Purpose of the Task Force

The purpose of the Task Force is to

  • identify the extent of PFAS exposure in Maine
  • examine the risks of PFAS to Maine residents and the environment
  • recommend State approaches to most effectively address this risk

Contact the Task Force by email at PFASTaskforce @maine.gov

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