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Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.

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Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.

* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.

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Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at the Northeastern University.

Florida Contamination Areas

  1. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Firefighting foam used at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Location  Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  2. Eglin AFB
    Firefighting foam used at Eglin Air Force Base
    Location  Okaloosa County, Florida
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  3. Florida State Fire College
    Firefighting foam used at FSFC
    Location  Ocala, Florida
    Date  Sept 2018
    Community response  After a resident was notified that her private drinking well was contaminated with PFAS, she warned her neighbors and friends. One of these friends, who lives in a neaby mobile home park, began to call the Marion and Alachua County health departments, who both told her that they thought the issue was "nothing." After the Times/Herald began inquiring about the testing, officials finally came to test the mobile home park water a month after they tested her neighbor's well, confirming a few weeks later that her well did have PFOA+PFOS more than 20 times higher than EPA's recommended drinking water level. "They were trying to cover it up... Why should I have to look on the Internet for answers?" "They didn't do what they're supposed to do... They're supposed to help people but they're not helping us. They messed up. They need to fix it." (Gross, Koh. Tampa Bay Times. Jan 3 2019.)
    PFAS contamination source  Firefighting Training

  4. Kennedy Space Center
    Firefighting foam used at Kennedy Space Center
    Location  Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida
    Date  2018
    PFAS contamination source  NASA

  5. NAS Jacksonville
    Firefighting foam used at NAS Jacksonville
    Location  Jacksonville, Florida
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  6. Naval Air Station Pensacola (OLF Bronson & OLF Saufley Field)
    ECUA wells contaminated by firefighting foam used at NAS Pensacola/Pensacola Intl Airport, and by waste disposal/manufacturing emissions at Solutia Chemical company's Pensacola plant.
    Location  Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
    Date  2006
    Community response  In May 2016, the executive director of the Clean Water Network of Florida, Linda Young, sent a letter to the EPA asking for additional testing of ECUA wells
    PFAS contamination source  Industry / Manufacturing; Military-Naval Base

  7. Naval Air Station Whiting Field
    Firfighting foam used at NAS Whiting Field
    Location  Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Naval Base

  8. Patrick Air Force Base
    Firefighting foam used at Patrick Air Force Base
    Location  Brevard County, Florida
    Date  2017
    Community response  Some residents say that chemicals from Patrick AFB caused an unusually high rate of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the late 1960’s and 1980’s in the small South Patrick Shores subdivision, and have connected widespread groundwater contamination across the county to Patrick AFB.
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  9. Satellite Beach / Cocoa Beach, Brevard County
    Firefighting foam used at Patrick Air Force Base
    Location  Brevard County, Florida
    Date  2018
    Community response  The city drilled and sampled 3 groundwater monitoring wells after an oncologist who graduated from Satellite High School had raised concerns about a possible cancer cluster. The level of public worry reached such a level that environmental activist Erin Brockovich visited the area in September.
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  10. Stuart
    Firefighting foam used during training drills at the Stuart fire department and airport.
    Location  Stuart, Florida
    Date  2016
    PFAS contamination source  Civilian Airport and Fire Department



If you know about a contamination site in your state that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates about your state!

Florida Community Groups

We are not aware of any community groups in this state addressing PFAS issues.



​​​​​​If you are involved in a community organization working on PFAS and you don’t see your group listed, click here to have your group added to this page. 

If there are no community groups in your state, try contacting the National PFAS Contamination Coalitiona network of community groups working to address PFAS contamination across the country. You can also contact a coalition member near you to learn more and get involved.

Florida PFAS Exposure and Health Studies

We are not aware of any health or exposure studies in this state.



Some states have conducted their own blood testing to understand people's exposure to PFAS in areas with contaminated drinking water. In the fall of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry launched a national health study on PFAS involving multiple communities across the country.

Do you know about a health study in your state that is not listed here? Fill out this form to have it added!

Wondering if a health study is right for your community? Boston University’s Department of Environmental Health has a guide for making informed decisions.






What should you do if you happen to live or work near a PFAS contamination site?

  • Ask your local water supplier if they have tested the drinking water for PFAS and how they have reported (or failed to report) the results to the public.
  • If you have a private well, get your water tested. See our drinking water fact sheet to learn how.
  • Being close to a contamination site does not necessarily mean your drinking water is also contaminated. If you have questions or concerns, contact your state environmental or health department. Also see our list of resources for more information.

Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University. The tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each known site of PFAS contamination, including a timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, and community and government responses. All data presented in the map were extracted from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents, and are cited in the tracker.

If you know about a contamination site that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates!

The Environmental Working Group also maintains a map of PFAS contamination in the US. This map includes additional locations where PFAS were found in drinking water but the point source of contamination is unknown.
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