PFASs Associated with Firefighting
Foam Use

Aqueous film-forming foam has been used by the Department of Defense for over 40 years for fire-training and emergency response activities. As a result of these activities, ground water, surface water, and biota in the vicinity of relevant military installations have become contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

Voices for CSWAB

“In addition to the vital work of CSWAB in protecting the health of people affected by the Badger Ammunition Plant, the organization serves as a leader in the national environmental health and justice movement to hold the military accountable.”

Pamela Miller
Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

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