As part of an investigation into potential concerns regarding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office contracted with Applied Ecology, Inc. to determine the level of emerging contaminants throughout the County. Applied Ecology staff collected samples from 50 locations distributed county-wide from shallow ground water wells, shallow irrigation wells, deep irrigation wells, lagoon water from the Indian River and Banana River, and muck from the bottom of the lagoon. The County also contracted to sample three shallow irrigation wells in South Patrick Shores for the full suite of federally listed priority pollutants, carcinogens, volatile and semi-volatile organics, pesticides, heavy metals and radionuclides due to community concerns about cancer rates in that area. To learn more about the project and its results, head over to our PFAS and Priority Pollutant Case Study page or click here to view the full report!