Cancer-causing chemicals found in well water from airport’s firefighting foam
Source: https://www.ack.net/, July 9, 2020
By: Brian Bushard & John Lavenburg
The flame-retardant firefighting foam Noah Karberg has seen sprayed in test exercises at Nantucket Memorial Airport has grown into one of the airport’s biggest concerns. The foam contains potentially cancer-causing contaminants called polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS.
They’re pervasive chemicals that seep into and saturate groundwater indefinitely, earning them the nickname, “the forever drug.” Read more.