Aqueous Film Forming Foam Waste Disposal
Is your facility harboring quantities of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) that need proper disposal?
HWH Environmental is your trusted partner, offering swift, straightforward, and compliant Aqueous Film Forming Foam hazardous waste disposal services. Our expertise ensures your business avoids potential penalties while adhering to government guidelines.
Why Dispose of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)?
If your organization has amassed Aqueous Film Forming Foam in recent years, it's imperative to partner with a certified hazardous waste removal specialist for its safe disposal.
Improper disposal of AFFF results in environmental contamination and poses hazards within local ecosystems. Given these risks, it's wise to entrust Aqueous Film Forming Foam disposal to a hazardous waste disposal company.
Risks to the Environment
Aqueous Film Forming Foam is a firefighting foam made with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Many everyday household items contain PFAS, but the problem is partly because they do not break down over time.
Instead, PFAS waste seeps into soil and water sources, contaminating ecosystems and potentially entering the food chain.
That means every time AFFF is released or accidentally discharged; hazardous PFAS linger, harming the environment around them.
AFFF is the leading cause of PFAS found in drinking water.
Risks to Personal Health
Exposure to the chemicals in AFFF has been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers and possibly child development issues.
No official government regulations regarding Aqueous Film Forming Foam and its disposal exist.
In September 2022, the EPA announced that some PFAS are now considered hazardous waste. Because certain AFFF compounds contain these PFAS, any release into the environment requires reporting and following specific hazardous waste disposal regulations.
The U.S. Military will stop using AFFF by October 2024, and the Federal Aviation Administration will follow soon after. Most states have already introduced or passed legislation banning the use of AFFF for firefighters during operations or training.
HWH Environmental Aqueous Film Forming Foam Disposal
Aqueous Film Forming Foam waste disposal requires certified and trained hazardous waste disposal technicians. Our team has the tools and equipment to safely remove any AFFF from your facility.
Avoiding accidents and human exposure to AFFF is critical when disposing of this waste. HWH Environmental works within all EPA and government regulations to protect you and your team from grave danger.
Need Hazardous Waste Removal? Call HWH Environmental Today.
If you have any questions or want a free quote about chemical waste removal, contact our responsive customer support team, who offers customized disposal solutions that work best for you and your business.
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