Former Du-Wel employee not surprised by PFAS in Hartford

The former Du-Wel Metal Products site along Heywood Street in Hartford has been identified as being contaminated by PFAS chemicals.

HARTFORD — The day after it was announced that the state is testing residential wells near the former Du-Wel Products plant in Hartford for PFAS, a former plant employee said he’s not suprised, claiming the company carelessly dumped chemicals for years.

Al Pierce, who lives along 60th Avenue right behind the former plating facility, was approached Friday morning to get a water sample from his well.