Dairy Farmers Forced to Dump Milk due to PFAS Contamination

A dairy cow feeds in a pasture. A Maine couple were forced to dump their milk supply due to PFAS contamination caused by sludge fertilizer.


Wall Street Journal reporter Kris Maher interviewed a Maine couple who were forced to dump their dairy farm’s entire milk supply after toxic levels of PFAS were discovered. The source: sludge from a waste water treatment plant that was used to fertilize a hay field.

For many years, sludge was believed to be a safe alternative to chemical fertilizers. However, we know now that it can contain toxic levels of “forever chemicals.”

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