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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.

Texas Contamination Areas

  1. Army National Guard El Campo Readiness Center
    Firefighting foam used at Army National Guard El Campo Readiness Center
    Location  El Campo, Texas
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Army

  2. Corpus Christi Texas Naval Air Station
    Firefighting foam used at Corpus Christi Texas Naval Air Station
    Location  Nueces County, Texas
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military-Naval Base

  3. Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base
    Location  Houston

  4. Former Bergstrom AFB
    Firefighting foam used at Former Bergstrom Air Force Base
    Location  Austin, Texas
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Former Air Force Base

  5. Former Kelly AFB
    Firefighting foam used at Former Kelly Air Force Base
    Location  San Antonio, Texas
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Former Air Force Base

  6. Former Reese AFB
    Firefighting foam used at Reese Air Force Base
    Location  Lubbock, Texas
    Date  2014
    Community response  According to an article by Matt Dotray for A-J Media, local residents have reported (to journalists and at public meetings hosted by AF) that cattle, horses and dogs have been inexplicably dying in neighborhoods surrounding Reese. Residents also report high rates of liver disease and cancer in young people. Again, residents asked AF representatives about these health effects at a June 2019 public meeting, but did not receive satisfactory answers. (Dotray, 06.09.2019)
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  7. Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex (Former NAS Dallas)
    Firefighting foam used at Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex (Former NAS Dallas)
    Location  Dallas, Texas
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military

  8. Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland / Randolph / Ft. Sam Houston / Camp Bullis
    Firefighting foam used at Joint Base San Antonio
    Location  Lackland, Texas
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Joint Base



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!

Texas 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.

Texas PFAS Exposure and Health Studies

  1. ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment in Lubbock County, TX
    Location  Lubbock County
    Status  Ongoing
    Date  2019
    Type of study  Exposure assessment
    Study conducted by  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    PFAS contamination source  Reese Technology Center



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.

Texas Agency Websites

  1. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

  2. Texas Department of State Health Services








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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