Farmington River pollution from firefighting foam spill

This latest reporting on the firefighting foam spill into the Farmington River underscores the urgent need for much stronger plans and laws around any use of “forever chemicals” like the PFAS in the foam. This threat to the Farmington River – and other CT waters – needs to be removed. See this Hartford Courant article for details.

FRWA is working with CT DEEP, National Park Service, and other agencies to address the questions and concerns that this unfortunate pollution event has caused. Click here to read the most current articles concerning the spill, including comments from FRWA’s executive director, Bill Dornbos.

State dredging of Farmington River spill pollution possible, official says – Hartford Courant
Read more here.

WNPR’s article 6/18/19 “What Are The PFAS Chemicals Involved In The Farmington River Spill?”

The EPA also has background information on the PFAS chemicals used in the firefighting foam https://www.epa.gov/pfas/basic-information-pfas.

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