Researchers at Fermilab, in collaboration with 3M, have successfully demonstrated that an electron beam can destroy the two most common types of PFAS in water. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are commonly known as PFAS and often called forever chemicals. The new research shows an electron beam can destroy the forever chemicals quickly, enabling a large volume of water to be treated in the same amount of time as some other methods.