NSW government banes PFAS for fire fighting training, with full ban from September 2022


PFAS firefighting foams have been banned in NSW from today in firefighting training, with further restrictions on their use in fire extinguishers to take effect in 18 months’ time.

The March 1 ban was announced by NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean, who said yesterday that the Berejiklian government’s PFAS regulations would significantly reduce environmental impacts while allowing emergency agencies to use the products in defined “catastrophic” or “special” situations.

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Port Stephens Examiner, 3 March 2021
; https://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/story/7151129/pfas-foam-banned-from-today-in-firefighting-training/