GAO Report Identifies Challenges with PFAS Assessment, Detection, and Treatment Technologies

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a technology assessment on July 28 that identified three challenges associated with PFAS assessment, detection, and treatment technologies.

From its technology assessment, the GAO recommended three policy changes:

  • Promote research
  • Expand access to analytical samples for easier detection of PFAS not just in water
  • Support PFAS treatment and destruction technologies.

The GAO technology assessment discusses technologies to detect and treat PFAS contamination and assess its health effects as well as offers policymakers additional actions to consider. Click here to read the report.

NGWA has long been an industry leader in providing PFAS research, education, and resources to the public and scientific communities. Learn more by visiting, which is a complete resource center about the groundwater contaminants featuring a FAQs document, a top-10 facts sheet, a homeowner checklist, and more.

Also found there is Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, which NGWA published in 2017 and is one of the first PFAS guidance documents to be released. The Association recently hosted its second conference in Westerville, Ohio, focused entirely on PFAS science and remediation.