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“The airport is taking steps to treat approximately 6,000 gallons of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) that contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
According to Tetra Tech engineer Ron Myrick, a large double-walled storage tank that was initially intended to hold de-icing solution for the airport’s impermeable surfaces is being used to store 6,000 gallons of AFFF. Myrick said the airport is looking to treat the solution with a system that is similar to the many home carbon filters that have been installed in private wells that test positive for levels of PFAS above 20 parts per trillion (PPT). After the solution is treated, Myrick said it will be discharged through a stormwater infiltration gallery. ‘Both of these are already existing, which means a significant savings for the disposal of a compound that is quite hard to get rid of,’ Myrick said…”