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“Tens of thousands of gallons of hazardous firefighting foam containing PFAS now set to be picked up from nearly 150 Connecticut fire departments.

‘We do know a fairly close number of about 40,000 gallons,’ State Fire Administrator Jeff Morrissette said.

It’s a take back program nearly two years in the making.

‘The accidental release here at Bradley Airport did create a lot of public outcry if you will,’ Morrissette said.

The foam is used to extinguish flammable liquids during emergencies like a tanker truck fire or most notably, the B-17 vintage plane crash at Bradley. It was the accidental spill of foam into the Farmington River in 2019 that lead to a fish advisory and the creation of a state task force to address the presence of PFAS statewide…”