There have been ripples of impact since the publication of the Forever Pollution Project. This page keeps a record of the impact and recognition of our investigation into PFAS pollution.

If you have used our data or reporting, please let us know so we can record the impact here.

  • 7 November 2023: Belgian public-service broadcaster RTBF used the Forever Pollution data and our methodology to map PFAS pollution in Wallonia and Brussels. Additionally, they analysed the blood of volunteer firefighters from the Val de Sambre emergency zone, which did not find PFAS in their blood.
  • 18 October 2023: Royal Society of Chemistry launches campaign calling for safer legal limits of PFAS in UK drinking water. They analysed our open source data to highlight the UK picture of PFAS chemical pollution.
  • 28 March 2023: France 3 Hauts-de-France produced a video report citing our investigation, looking at pollution from the Chemours factory
  • 23-28 February 2023: The Forever Pollution Project investigation published in Le Monde (France), the Guardian (UK), NDR (Germany), SZ (Germany), Reporters United (Greece), WDR (Germany), Yleisradio (Finland), SRF (Switzerland), NRC (Netherlands)


24 October 2024: Awarded Second Place for the SEJ 22nd Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment, Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, large category.

13 October 2023: Finalist for the 2023 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

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