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CCEE’s Dr. Detlef Knappe’s PFAS research highlighted in “New York Times” article

Dr. Detlef Knappe, a S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor in the CCEE Department, was recently highlighted in a “New York Times” article for his research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The story examines the negative effects PFAS has on communities when not regulated properly, citing how chemicals from a Chemours plant polluted Fayetteville, N.C.’s drinking water: “[Knappe] warned that the drinking water of more than 250,000 people in the region was contaminated with a cocktail of 17 PFAS compounds, including GenX. ‘It is one thing to say it is in the river, it is another thing to say it comes out of your tap.'”


Read the full story here.