DOD Looking for Non-PFAS Firefighting Foam

November 18, 2019

The Pentagon is researching alternatives to the type of firefighting foam that contains PFAS chemicals and has spent $10 million on the search, Military Times reported.
As On Base reported, researchers are separately testing plasma technology to clean up PFAS contamination.
A DOD task force is scheduled to make recommendations on PFAS-related issues in January.
Navy photo by Darwin Lam

November 18, 2019

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