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Posted on: November 23, 2021

PFAS Working Group holds first public meeting

HENDERSON, KY – November 22, 2021 – The City of Henderson convened the first public hearing of the PFAS Working Group on Monday, Nov. 22, to announce group members, get organized and to receive information from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) regarding potential impacts of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).  

“The City of Henderson and the PFAS Working Group share the concerns of the community,” said Donna B. Stinnett, the city’s public information officer. “As public servants, our number one priority is to protect the health and safety of all citizens.”

She added: “The Working Group’s diverse membership is a testament to that commitment and reflects our collective effort to follow the facts and professional guidance of the experts.”       

City Commissioner Brad Staton will serve as chair of the PFAS Working Group. Joining Staton are: Brenna Caudill, Velvet Dowdy, Eric Gardner, Kaycee Garner, Deborah Hoda, Clayton Horton (Green River District Health Department director), Monty Parrish, Chad Phillips, Greg Pritchett (Henderson County Riverport director), Kevin Roberts (Henderson Water Utility), Tim Southard (Henderson County magistrate), Donna B. Stinnett, Missy Vanderpool (Henderson Economic Development), Austin Vowels (City of Henderson commissioner), Tom Williams (HWU). 

Also, during the meeting, EEC staff answered questions from group members.

 Going forward, the PFAS Working Group will hold regular meetings open to the public and will continue to share relevant findings and important information through the City of Henderson’s dedicated PFAS Resources and Updates webpage, social media and regular public notices.  The next meeting is tentatively set for Monday, Dec. 6. 

 Established earlier this month, the PFAS Working Group’s primary purpose is to coordinate with environmental professionals to learn more about PFAS and their possible effects on public health, as well as to communicate important information to local leaders and the public.

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