Alaska Community Action on Toxics Releases Findings of PFAS Contamination in Anchorage Lakes


Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) released results of independent water quality testing showing PFAS contamination in Spenard Lake/Lake Hood and other popular water bodies around Anchorage. ACAT will present the results at a news conference today, Monday May 9 at 12 pm, at the Spenard Beach Park (3412 Lakefront Drive).

ACAT staff and a group of citizen volunteers collected samples of water from twelve lakes around Anchorage and in the Fairbanks North Star Borough in October 2021. The samples, analyzed by the Cyclopure laboratory, revealed the presence of toxic PFAS chemicals, the highest being in Lake Spenard/Lake Hood, a popular recreational destination near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.


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