Suffolk County Sues Air Force Over Firefighting Foam

Feb. 15, 2019, 9:52 PM

Suffolk County, N.Y., filed hazardous waste claims against the federal government alleging contamination firefighting foam used at a Long Island airfield contaminated local water sources.

The suit alleges the foam, sprayed at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, N.Y., contained perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and polluted both ground water and the public drinking water supply.

The suit comes eight months after New York state sued 3M Co. and five other foam manufacturers used at military and civilian airports, including at Gabreski.

The complaint includes claims under the federal Superfund law, the Clean Water Act and the ...

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