The use of fluorinated firefighting foams, Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF), in training exercises at aviation facilities, commercial and military, and airports has resulted in widespread contamination of these sites several decades later.
It is now known that the historical use of AFFF, which contains PFAS has resulted in a contamination legacy with as-yet unknown human health and environmental impacts at and near properties across lands used for aviation and firefighting training.
The aviation industry is facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. In light of growing airport traffic, volatile fuel and energy costs and pressure from internal and external stakeholders, airport authorities, owners, investors and contractors are required to investigate and remediate PFAS contamination in an innovative and holistic way.
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