Bloomberg Law
Sept. 28, 2018, 7:57 PMUpdated: Sept. 29, 2018, 2:04 AM

FAA Bill Would Open Door for Airports to Act on Toxic Foams (Corrected)

Adam Allington
Adam Allington

Commercial airports are one step away from being able to stop using firefighting foam that contains harmful chemicals.

The House passed a five-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill on Sept. 26, including an amendment that would exempt airports from military specifications (MilSpec) that mandate the use of fluorine-based, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS in foams.

The Senate passed a short-term FAA bill Sept. 28, which would give the Senate more time to consider the House-passed bill. The House and Senate have already agreed on the amendment in conference.

Used widely for decades in everything from firefighting foams ...

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