At Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc., we closely monitor the evolution of PFAS as a significant environmental concern. We've actively participated in both regional and national discussions and contributed to the development of best practices for the collection, handling, and remediation of PFAS.
Our commitment to environmental safety and responsibility extends beyond dialogue. We have taken decisive action in response to the PFAS challenge. Recognizing the potential risks associated with PFAS, we have eliminated PTFE, FEP, and other compounds under the PFAS umbrella from many of our manufactured environmental sampling products. This change also extends to most of our remediation pumps and treatment systems.
This proactive approach underscores our dedication to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible solutions. We continue to stay abreast of the latest research and regulations concerning PFAS, ensuring that our products and practices reflect the highest standards of dependable data and environmental stewardship.
Explore this page to learn more about ongoing efforts in managing PFAS and how our PFAS-free products can support your environmental sampling and remediation needs.
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) online document showcases the extensive resources developed by the ITRC PFAS Team since its inception in 2017. Importantly, this work has included contributions from Geotech team members, who have been actively involved in developing guidance and training documents to enhance PFAS management strategies. Access current resources here … READ MORE
The research conducted by the USGS represents an unprecedented effort to test and analyze PFAS in tap water from both private wells and government-regulated public water systems across the nation. The collected data has been utilized to create models and provide estimates of PFAS contamination on a nationwide scale. Learn more here...READ MORE
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers an extensive array of resources to enhance understanding and management of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). These comprise a comprehensive collection of tools, data, and state-specific resources, accessible via the EPA's website. The agency is actively involved in research around PFAS, with a specific focus on end-of-life disposal methods that might lead to PFAS contamination. Additionally, the EPA provides resources for states dealing with PFAS issues, keeps the public informed about its actions to address PFAS, and offers analytic tools like the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO). It also provides information on potential human health and environmental risks associated with PFAS exposure, thereby playing a crucial role in informing policy, guiding research, and aiding individuals and communities in understanding and responding to PFAS-related concerns. READ MORE
Geotech is a committed member of several national and regional associations, actively participating in the search for effective solutions to manage PFAS from source to disposal. Geotech's involvement extends beyond mere participation; it takes a leading role in shaping strategies and solutions to address this pressing environmental concern. From understanding the responsibility of various stakeholders in the PFAS lifecycle to discussing legislative exemptions, Geotech works collaboratively with these associations. Their collective efforts aim to develop comprehensive policies and practices that ensure responsible management of PFAS, protect public health, and preserve environmental integrity. The collaborations also foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and consensus-building, which are critical in tackling the complex challenges posed by PFAS.
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Recognizing these concerns, Geotech proactively began phasing out PFA and PTFE from its products several years ago for two primary reasons:
1) To anticipate and address potential regulatory oversight concerning the use of environmental equipment containing PFAS materials, which may pose a risk of leaching into ground and surface water environments.
2) To help reduce the overall demand for these chemicals. This forward-thinking approach has allowed Geotech to stay ahead of evolving regulations and contribute to a more sustainable future.
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