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 ...