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Fire from a burning tanker caused the complete collapse of the northbound lanes; southbound lanes “compromised,” per a Philadelphia battalion chief
The drill required Saugus and Revere firefighters to tow a pair of booms into a particular position to contain an oil spill further up the river and redirect it to the shore
Rep. Sally Kerans, D- Danvers, a member of the task force, said she has become more “alarmed” by evidence of the chemicals contaminating drinking water
Navy: The fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard has been extinguished after one of the worst infernos to rip through a U.S. warship outside of combat
Permanently discontinuing water use would effectively shut down the facility, a known point source for PFOS and PFAS contamination stemming from the use of firefighting foams
One sample taken detected PFOS and PFOA levels at 1,190 parts per trillion, well above the federal EPA health advisory limit of 70 ppt
Water officials say they believe the extreme heat of the firestorm created a “toxic cocktail” of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes when the system depressurized
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Houston Fire Department firefighters are questioning the safety of their workplaces after at least two stations have had a problem with brown tap water
Experts said more than 6 million people in the United States have been exposed to man-made fluorinated compounds “at concentrations of concern”
An official contended that the Air Force didn’t know its firefighting foam was harmful until this year
The evaporation apparently occurred from an open pit where the water is pumped for firefighting exercises
The Colorado Springs wastewater treatment system isn’t set up to remove PFCs, so they were still in the water when it was discharged into Fountain Creek
Perfluorinated compounds have been linked to prostate, kidney and testicular cancer
An investigation found that the Air Force ran a series of tests dating back to the 1970s that found the firefighting foam harmed laboratory animals
The tainted water passed through a wastewater treatment plant, but the plant isn’t set up to remove PFCs, so they were still in the water when it was discharged
The current foam contains PFOS and PFOA, which are chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other illnesses
Elevated levels of chemicals used in firefighting foams, nonstick cookware, carpeting and furniture; environmental regulators are trying to determine the cause