PFAS at the Sullivan County International Airport ‘How Much is Too Much?’
In 2020, the Sullivan County International Airport became a state Superfund site after two existing Airport wells tested above a new state limit for PFAS chemicals. Since the 1970s until just recently, PFAS were used and required in firefighting foam, and since many airports host firefighter training, many airports have found PFAS in their water.
Three properties near the airport also repeatedly tested above the state limit for PFAS. In November 2021, the airport and the Department of Environmental Conservation started more testing to inform a cleanup plan, which will be available for public input this spring.
Reporter Meg Duff talked with scientists and officials to learn about how PFAS impacts our health, and just how much is too much.