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PFAS in Firefighting Foam

Publication number Date Published
22-04-037August 2022
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Author(s) Sean Smith; Cascadia Consulting; Ruth Froese; Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in firefighting foam due to their ability to resist heat and dissolve in water. However, PFAS are toxic chemicals that do not naturally break down in the environment. Ecology is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement about the disposal of PFAS-containing firefighting foam.
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Keywords PFAS, EIS, AFFF, firefighting, hazardous, dangerous, toxics, Chemicals, toxic chemicals, contaminant, water, toxic, quality, foam
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