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Petzold: Forever Chemicals in Seneca Lake


Forever chemicals do not biodegrade and they’re affecting fish and wildlife in Seneca Lake.

Found in everything from clothes to sunscreen, these chemicals can get into the bloodstream of animals, including humans.

Speaking on FLX Morning, Mark Petzold with the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association said a specific type of forever chemical, PFOs, is found in firefighter’s foam. He attributes the elevated levels of PFOs in Seneca Lake can to the Seneca Army Depot site which was used for firefighter training.

Petzold added that, while the Environmental Protection Agency is aware of elevated levels of PFOs in the lake, no serious studies to determine where they’re coming from have been conducted.

You can listen to his whole interview below:


FLX MORNING PODCAST – Mark Petzold, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association


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