Talking Under Water Episode 44: How is PFAS a One Water Issue?

Sept. 17, 2021
In this month’s episode, the podcast hosts discuss the impacts of Hurricane Ida on water infrastructure, plus they share an interview on PFAS

In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen touch on a water crisis in Lebanon related to high fuel prices. The hosts also dig into the impacts of Hurricane Ida on all aspects of water, from drinking water to wastewater and storm water

Finally, the interview this month is with Scott Wilson, president and CEO of Regenesis. Del Ciello spoke with Wilson about PFAS, the impact on groundwater, a rise in consumer awareness and how PFAS is a One Water issue.

Show Notes:


  • Cold Open: 0:00
  • Host Intro: 0:53
  • Lebanon fuel crisis is causing a drinking water crisis: 1:38
  • Host discussion on Lebanon drinking water crisis: 2:39
  • Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc on eastern U.S.: 5:19
  • Host discussion on Hurricane Ida: 7:55
  • Introducing Scott Wilson interview: 11:11
  • What is/are PFAS?: 11:52
  • Where can PFAS be found?: 15:13
  • Putting PFAS’ creation in context: 17:15
  • The lack of analytical tools at the time of PFAS’ creation: 18:16
  • How does PFAS impact groundwater professionals compared to surface water?: 19:10
  • How is PFAS contamination a One Water issue?: 28:25
  • Interview ends: 31:44
  • Housekeeping: 32:07
  • End: 34:26


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