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Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program State Funded PFAS Sampling Efforts

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Waste Cleanup Program conducted a statewide survey of 15 drycleaning facilities eligible for state funded cleanup. The purpose of this survey was to gather information regarding whether Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) s could be a contaminant of concern at these facilities.

While PFAS are not typically used by the drycleaning industry; the potential may exist for PFAS to be a part of the waste stream resulting from the cleaning or laundering of fabrics at drycleaners.

The most common and well-studied PFAS are Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). PFOA and PFOS are man-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. They have been used in a variety of commercial products since the 1940s, including stain and water repellents used in textile manufacturing and fire suppression foams. 

DEP has calculated provisional Groundwater Cleanup Target Levels (GCTLs) for PFOA and PFOS. The calculations were completed in accordance with Chapter 62-777, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), equations and methodology. The provisional GCTLs for PFOA and PFOS concentrations are 70 nanograms per liter (ng/l), and 70 ng/l for the sum of PFOA and PFOS concentrations. 

The below figure shows the location of the 15 drycleaner sites that were sampled and the initial sampling results.

Map of Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program PFAS Sampling Efforts in Florida(Click image for a full-sized map)

Where contamination has been identified above the DEP provisional GCTL, DEP has coordinated with the Florida Department of Health to determine if there are nearby water supply wells and conduct sampling of water drinking wells, where necessary, to ensure protection of human health. The Waste Cleanup Program continues to assess the drycleaner sites that had contamination above the provisional GCTLs to determine the probable source of contamination, evaluate the environmental impacts, and develop cleanup plans to reduce potential risk of exposure to human health and the environment.

DEP is committed to providing timely information to the public regarding these efforts. This webpage will be dedicated to making this information readily available and accessible to the public.  

To review additional information on these sites, please search the  DEP Nexus Information Portal using the ERIC ID number provided below.

PFAS Sampling at Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program Sites

Map ID
Name
FDEP ERIC ID
Site Category
Phase of Work
Date Added
1
Vicks Cleaners
ERIC_4650
Drycleaner
Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
02/05/20
2
Randolph’s Alterations & Drycleaner
ERIC_4863
Drycleaner
Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
02/05/20
3
Jasper Laundry & Drycleaner
ERIC_4671
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
4
Moses Cleaners
ERIC_4289
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
5
Former Sages Dry Cleaner
ERIC_4596
Drycleaner
Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
02/05/20
6
Celebrity Cleaners
ERIC_5485
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
7
Nanak Cleaners
ERIC_5469
Drycleaner
Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
02/05/20
8
Dryclean World
ERIC_5042
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
9
Touch of Quality
ERIC_5240
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
10
Touch of Class
ERIC_4697
Drycleaner
Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
02/05/20
11
North Trail Laundryland
ERIC_5451
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
12
Dolphin Fabricare
ERIC_4847
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
13
Classic Cleaners
ERIC_4929
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
14
Cinderella Cleaners
ERIC_5174
Drycleaner
Assessment
02/05/20
15
International Professional
ERIC_4365
Drycleaner
Assessment 
02/05/20
16 The Music Man ERIC_4619 Drycleaner Assessment 11/03/21
17 McSherry's Dry Cleaner ERIC_4787 Drycleaner Assessment 11/03/21
18 Fabricare Cleaners and Laundry ERIC_4741 Drycleaner Assessment 11/03/21
19 Ardons Fabricare Center ERIC_5194 Drycleaner Assessment 11/03/21

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November 9, 2021 - 12:04pm

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