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Bills targets PFAS contaminated foam

ALPENA, Mich.— PFAS was recently discovered in aqueous film forming foam also known as AFFF.

AFFF is used to extinguish plane crash and fuel fires in addition to tanker spills. The use of the foam has resulted in contaminated ground water at Wurtsmith Airforce base in Oscoda and the Alpena Regional Airport.

Representative Sue Allor passed a house bill that calls for the removal of the foam from local fire departments. According to Rep. Allor, so far over 50 thousand gallons have been collected.

Allor says, “Legislators are working to identify a new product to use in place of the foam.”