Forever chemicals’ toxic legacy at Chicago’s airports
Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/, November 10, 2023
By: Brett Chase
When an American Airlines jetliner caught fire on an O’Hare Airport runway in October 2016, firefighters rushed to the scene.
Within three minutes, they’d blanketed the flames with a suffocating foam, a product used at airports for half a century.
Known as AFFF, it has been used by Chicago and military firefighters because it can extinguish intense jet fuel fires. Read more.