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PFOA in Firefighting Foams


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Hi all

PFOA is a substance that may cause cancer, is toxic to the liver and may cause hormonal changes. I was wondering if anyone knows whether fire and rescue services in the UK still use firefighting foams that may contain PFOA or related substances.



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PFOA foam was used widely at Buncefield and then the run off was tankered to a storage site between Rickmansworth and Harefield.

It was kept in huge open tanks, with the fumes allegedly affecting the health of kids in a local school.

Meanwhile the owner of the Buncefield site HOST argued with others who was going to pay for it to be cleaned and disposed of

I hope this foam isn't in use now, but I bet there's tonnes still stored away in dark corners 

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