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DOD Finds Flaws In All Available Options For PFAS-Free AFFF Replacements

April 25, 2022
The Department of Defense (DOD) has identified six “viable” options for replacing firefighting foam made with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) though each has significant flaws such as high cost and reliance on engineering controls rather than direct fire suppression, according to a recent DOD briefing to Congress. The findings appear to mark a setback for the military’s effort to find replacements for PFAS-containing aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), likely the most significant source of PFAS contamination, as officials work to meet...

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