NAS Patuxent River to Hold PFAS Information Open House March 3 - The Southern Maryland Chronicle

NAS Patuxent River to Hold PFAS Information Open House March 3

News Release, NAS Pax River Public Affairs

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Residents in the vicinity of NAS Patuxent River and other interested parties are invited to attend a public information meeting to learn about the Navy’s assessment of on-base surveys of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

The Navy has developed a protective policy to assess certain PFAS on and in the vicinity of installations that have known or potential releases of these compounds into the environment; these are compounds frequently found in fire-fighting foam (aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF)) and various industrial and consumer products.

The meeting format will include informational displays along with representatives from the Navy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Department of Environment, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the St. Mary’s County Health Department.

The event open house will be held at the St. Mary’s County Public Library, Lexington Park Branch

21677 FDR Boulevard
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For additional information regarding the meeting, visit the public web site at https://go.usa.gov/xnBga and www.secnav.navy.mil/eie/pages/pfc-pfas.aspx


The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

Share with:


David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

Recent Posts

Two Residents at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Test Positive for COVID-19

News Release, St. Mary's County Health Department LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 27, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has…

2 hours ago

SoMd Weather for Saturday, March 28, 2020

By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Staff Writer Saturday: Rain with occasional drizzle before 11 am, then drizzle or light rain…

7 hours ago

Crash slows traffic on southbound Three Notch in Mechanicsville

By David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Staff Writer UPDATE6:00 p.m.: The crash area has been cleared Mechanicsville, MD- A motor vehicle…

8 hours ago

Health Department announces additional exposure locations

News Release, St. Mary's County Health Department LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 27, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has…

9 hours ago

CCPS/AT&T providing temporary cellular hotspots

News Release, Charles County Public Schools Cellular hotspots are now available to the public in parking lots at four Charles…

11 hours ago

Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

(Family Features) With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the…

11 hours ago

This website uses cookies.