29 Mar 2018

NZ using firefighting foam banned in Australia

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 29 March 2018

New Zealand firefighters are using foams that most of Australia ditched years ago over environmental and health fears. This country is also using an old way of testing the foams that misses some nasty chemicals even though new and better testing is available. Phil Pennington is looking into this story. He's already reported extensively on the two types of foam - PFOS and PFOA - that are banned.