Ongoing search in Oklahoma for “forever” chemicals

Oklahoma Water officials say so far, they’ve found only two cities in the state with elevated levels of suspected “forever” chemicals.

Water Quality Division Director Shellie Chard with the DEQ identified the two cities as Nowata and Broken Arrow.

However, she said their levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl or PFAS compounds are only a “smidge” more than other cities in the state. It’s what she told Fox News 25.

The DEQ is part of a federal drinking wate monitoring process called the “unregulated contaminant monitoring rule five” and it examines nearly 30 such PFAS compounds.

“Most of Oklahoma’s drinking water systems are participating in

that. I can tell you we’ve only had two systems so far that have showed above detection levels, and they’re in northeastern Oklahoma.

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