Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2020, 9:31 AMUpdated: July 16, 2020, 6:31 PM

States Must Throw Out Almost 1 Million Gallons of PFAS Foam (1)

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan
Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

States across the U.S. are deciding to dispose of nearly 1 million gallons of toxic firefighting foam outside their borders, opting to send the waste to other states to be incinerated or dumped in a landfill.

This aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, contains chemicals that may cause cancer, liver tissue damage, and other adverse health effects. The chemicals are part of a group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, that have been popping up in drinking water systems across the country.

The Environmental Protection Agency and New York are still researching the potential health risks of incinerating the ...

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