Sen. Blumenthal calls on Congress to pass legislation phasing out PFAS


FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal is making a new push to phase out the dangerous group of chemicals known as PFAS in a news conference on Friday.

Sen. Blumenthal hosted the conference with environmental advocates along the Farmington River, the site where the firefighting foam containing PFAS ended up after a spill in June and again after a deadly plane crash at Bradley Airport in October.

The man made chemical is also used in cookware and clothing.

Senator Blumenthal is calling on Congress to pass legislation in the new year that would require the department of defense to phase out the use of PFAS firefighting foams.

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