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Cancer risk: Congress allows airports to forgo toxic firefighting foam

Airports will no longer be required to use a firefighting foam that includes chemicals linked to cancer, low infant birth weight and other diseases that have wound up in drinking water supplies across the country.  The provision giving dozens of the nation's largest airports the option of deploying environmentally safer substances to fight fires was tucked into a broad, five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration which the Senate passed 93-6 Wednesday.  Read more...



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