Clean Water Action held its  annual celebration on May 23, 2023.
Among those feted were:

  • Ayesha Khan Barber, Co-Founder of the Nantucket PFAS Action Group;

  • Captain Nate Barber andFire Deputy Chief Sean Mitchell, both from the Nantucket Fire Department; and

  • Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts District 8 Vice President, Jason Burns of Fall River.

They were given the John O’Connor Grassroots Organizing Award for helping to launch a nationwide effort to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the fire service.  These four have worked tirelessly at the local, state, and national level to protect firefighters from these toxic chemicals.  

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