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“The first phase of PFAS tests at the Battle Creek Executive Airport showed PFAS in a majority of soil and groundwater samples, according to a report shared Monday.

In some of the samples, PFAS levels were found to be higher than the Michigan cleanup standard.

Airport officials proposed a second phase of tests, which would focus on the groundwater in areas where these samples were collected.

The first phase focused on areas where firefighting foam might have been, or was, used.

These included:

2015 aircraft accident site, in the northeast part of the airfield

  • Runway emergency response area, where foam was reportedly used during two emergency landings, in the southern part of the airfield
  • A west test site, used for required fire equipment calibration, in the western part of the airfield”… (read more here)