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Please join NEWMOA for a webinar on the prevalence of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and the risk it might pose to the public.

1:30 to 3:00 (Eastern) 

Dr. Raj Singh, Clarkson University will present What is Really in Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) & Does it Matter? According to the EPA, currently available industrial formulations of C6 AFFF should be free from long-chain perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs). However, researchers at Clarkson characterized four different C6 AFFF foams and found they contain noticeable concentrations of long-chain PFAAs and/or precursors that can transform to long-chain PFAAs upon oxidation. This presentation will outline the research project and findings.

Kate Winnebeck, New York Pollution Prevention Institute will present PFAS in Firefighting Foam: Summary & Comparison of Performance Specifications, Fluorine Free Foams, & Research Needs. The presentation will provide an overview of the PFAS in Firefighting Foam report published in April 2019, including: AFFF performance specifications and how they handle PFAS; the process used to identify fluorine-free foams; how to access the report; and information gaps to characterizing fluorine free foams

Shannon Pociu, Connecticut DEEP and Nick Child, Massachusetts DEP will present State Efforts to Address PFAS in AFFF used for Firefighting. Massachusetts DEP and Connecticut DEEP have recognized the PFAS issues associated with AFFF.  Both states are taking the following actions: 1) conducting a state-funded takeback and disposal program for AFFF; 2) working with fire departments that use AFFF to assess the PFAS issue, and 3) conducting analytical analysis of several currently available fluorine-free foams (F3) alternatives. This presentation will outline these efforts and the findings.

FREE for federal, state, and local government officials
 only (read Note 1 below).  All others must pay with a credit card when registering. The fee is $75 with a reduced rate of $25 for non-profit organizations, students, and academics (read Note 2 below). If the fee is a true barrier to your attendance, please contact Jennifer Griffith at jgriffith@newmoa.org to see if it can be reduced or waived. 

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7311062243922936078
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Note 1:
 In order to bring the cost to zero, government officials should enter the discount code (case sensitive): GOVT
Make sure to use your government email address when registering so NEWMOA can easily validate your registration.

Note 2: In order to bring the cost to $25, non-profit organizations, students, and academics should use the discount code (case sensitive): NGO
Make sure to use your .org or .edu email address when registering so NEWMOA can easily validate your registration.

Note: This webinar is presented for informational purposes. The views expressed do not necesssaily reflect those of each of the NEWMOA-member states and and the strategies and technologies discussed should not be considered an endorsement by NEWMOA or its members.



For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .



Last Modified 08/25/2020

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