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U.S. military says fire extinguishing foam released on Dec. 10 contained no PFAS

  • December 15, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that concerning the fire extinguishing foam released at the Kadena Air Base during a safety test performed on Dec. 10, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa bureau told the paper on Monday that its main components were ethylene glycol and sulphur compounds and it did not contain PFAS. The paper wrote, however, that the product could still “pose a risk to waterborne life” if it flowed into rivers and the ocean. According to the paper, the Air Force reportedly said it took measures to prevent the foam from leaking out of the base, including erecting barriers in front of nearby drainage channels, and that no leakage has been confirmed outside the base.

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