This recent Press Herald article tells the story of the reality that some Mainers are facing after uncovering PFAS contamination on their properties. Adam Nordell, the farmer featured in this story, has seen his own health, his family’s health, and their farm business significantly impacted by PFAS in their drinking water and soils. Beth Boepple is currently assisting the Nordell family on a pro bono basis on the possible sale of their land for research purposes.
“This family has been put in a really difficult position after investing so much in a property that they can no longer utilize,” said Boepple. “I hope the state legislature continues to make PFAS contamination from the spreading of sludge on our agricultural soils one of the highest priorities; not just for Adam and Johanna but for all farmers impacted by this hidden toxic menace. We need a broader understanding of how to manage other properties that have been contaminated and compensate the victims.”