New equipment cuts PFAS contamination at airport

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A photo of a new eco-friendly foam cart to be used at a Kalamazoo County airport. Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport Fire Department. (Aug. 7, 2019)

A photo of a new eco-friendly foam cart to be used at a Kalamazoo County airport. Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport Fire Department. (Aug. 7, 2019)

PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport has new equipment to stop PFAS contamination in firefighting foam.

The airport’s fire department has a new eco-friendly foam cart that will allow testing of the foam production system without using AFFF, which contains PFAS.

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PFAS-tainted AFFF firefighting foam has polluted Air Force bases around the country. PFAS is a likely carcinogen.

The department says the equipment will help cut back on wasted foam and contamination.

Kalamazoo received the new Eco Foam cart from grant funding through the State of Michigan. The cart allows testing the…

Posted by Kalamazoo/Battle Creek int'l Airport Fire Department on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Officials say the cart was paid by grant funding through the State of Michigan.

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