Schattman featured in BDN discussion on addressing PFAS challenges

Applying biosolids to farm fieldsRachel Schattman, assistant professor of sustainable agriculture and Mitchell Center Faculty Fellow, was one of three people studying “forever chemicals” and removing the toxic compounds from the environment who discussed what they want to see happen next to address contamination, at a forum on Tuesday, November 15 organized by the Bangor Daily News and Maine Farmland Trust.

Schattman discussed what is known and not known about how to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from soil. She is in the early stages of research on how PFAS chemicals are absorbed by crops.

The Bangor Daily News article includes the panelists’ answers to some questions from the Bangor Daily News, Maine Farmland Trust and the public. You can also listen to the entire conversation at