Toxic chemicals from firefighting foam are one of the products responsible for this widespread water pollution. These toxic ingredients could be phased out from the firefighting foam in the future.
While the controversy over the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent “ leadership summit ” on PFAS chemicals held in Washington earlier this week brought attention to the cancer-causing contaminants in the drinking water of millions of Americans, Congress has quietly made an important step toward getting rid of one of the products responsible for this widespread water pollution. On April 27, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would free the Federal Aviation Administration from longstanding requirements that commercial airports use firefighting foam that contains the chemicals. For decades, FAA policy has been to require airports to use firefighting foam […]