Environment & Energy Report

Pentagon on a Mission To See if Enviro-Friendly Fire Foam Works

Oct. 1, 2018, 12:09 PM

The Department of Defense will soon pick researchers to help it decide whether fluorine-free firefighting foams can meet the military’s performance requirements.

“DOD expects to be making final selections in the coming weeks,” department spokeswoman Heather Babb told Bloomberg Environment.

The Defense Department is spending $10 million to identify more environmentally sustainable fluorine-free aqueous film forming foams (AFFFs) for fighting fires, according to Babb and the department’s January solicitation. The research will be...

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