Toxic Foam Spill In Connecticut's Farmington River Involves PFAS Chemicals

June 19, 2019

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There’s growing concern over a chemical spill into the Farmington River that happened earlier this month. An accident June 9 at Bradley Airport released 50,000 gallons of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS -- and a substantial amount of it made its way from the sewer system into the waterway. In the days since it’s become evident that it’s going to be very hard to contain and remove the chemicals from the spill. New Hampshire Public Radio’s environment reporter Annie Ropeik has covered the issue of PFAS pollution around the region for several years. She joined Connecticut Public Radio to tell us more about these chemicals.

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