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OBG contributes to NGWA’s guidance document on perfluorinated compounds

Paul Hare, CPG, PG

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has completed a one-year effort to develop a guidance document for its stakeholders on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This document, titled Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, was created by a collaboration of more than 30 volunteers from the groundwater industry, including Paul Hare from OBG. Paul led the sub-team that developed Section 5 (Field Sampling and Analyses) and revisions to address comments from the broader NGWA team and public comments. 

For more information on PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, or emerging contaminants in general, Paul can be reached at Paul.Hare@obg.com.

About Paul Hare, CPG, PG: Paul is a senior technical director within OBG’s Applied Sciences group, and co-leader of the company’s emerging contaminants team, which is currently focused on 1,4-dioxane and PFAS. Paul has more than 30 years of experience as a hydrogeologist dealing with complex legacy environmental issues, including as a remedial program manager in industry before joining OBG. Paul is based out of OBG’s Albany, NY office.

About NGWA: The National Ground Water Association is a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of its members through education and outreach, advocacy, cooperation and information exchange, and enhancement of professional practices. The private nonprofit organization represents the professionals involved in the groundwater industry: scientists and engineers, water well drilling contractors and pump installers, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers. NGWA provides information and education on a wide range of groundwater industry issues through its scientific conferences, professional education programs, publications, certification programs, consumer outreach, and government affairs activities. For more information about NGWA, see www.ngwa.org.



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