Johnson Controls Allocates $140 Million for PFAS Clean-Up
Clean-up funds to address the pollution of groundwater from fire fighting foamsby Tyco Fire Products in Marinette, Wisconsin was reported by Johnson Controls, the parent company of Tyco. PFAS are chemicals also used in a number of products that repel oil, water, and stains such as non-stick cookware. Over 400 military bases have water contaminated from PFAS mostly connected to the use of fire fighting foams. Health impacts from the chemicals include kidney effects, reproductive issues and reduced immune strength. Currently, there are no federal drinking water standards for these chemicals.