PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, and Emerging Contaminants

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Course Title: PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, and Emerging Contaminants
Course ID: CHEM-501
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): November 27, 2023: 8:30am - 4:30pm
November 28, 2023: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Live Remote Attendance-- USA

Time Zone TBD, WA
Instructor: NWETC Instructor
Tuition: $795 / $745*
$745 / $695* (Before October 27, 2023)
Class is Closed


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Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater


**If this course has Remote Live Attendance -- USA as the location, it is a live stream remote course. You will need a computer and an internet connection.

**If this course has a city and state as the location, we will be attempting to hold the course in-person at the listed location with course times listed in the host city's time zone; however, due to gathering restrictions and health concerns, NWETC reserves the right to convert this course to a live remote streaming course. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us via email or phone 425 270 3274. 

In this 2-day PFAS in Groundwater & Emerging Contaminants course you will learn how to apply scientific and legal considerations to sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals, which are very persistent in the environment and in the human body. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s and their chemistry creates unique challenges in water treatment and remediation. The fate, transport, and chemical transformations of most PFAS in the environment are still unknown and are areas of active scientific research.

We will explore the topics of PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, and emerging contaminants related to soil and groundwater remediation.  Over the past few years, several agencies and organizations have released strategies and recommendations related to emerging contaminants.  In general, emerging contaminants are ones for which incomplete toxicity data exists or for which new data has been released.  Emerging contaminants could also be from a new source or have a newly recognized exposure pathway or lower detection limit. 

This workshop will keep you up-to-date on the topic of emerging contaminants and will give you an understanding of how U.S. agencies such as EPA and DOE are working to develop approaches for dealing with emerging contaminants.  We will also discuss the chemical and physical properties of emerging contaminants, how these compare to more traditional contaminants, and how these impact the ultimate fate and transport of these chemicals.

Intended Audience:

Continuing Education Units: CEUs

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Course Topics

  • Chemistry of PFAS, PFOA, PFOS, GenX
  • Site assessment for the potential presence of PFAS
  • Known and uknown science regarding PFAS
  • PFAS policy
  • Mitigation options such as containment or remediation

About the Instructor

What to Bring

In person courses will have drinks and snacks provided as current health recommendations allow. Lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

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