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Public Health/Environmental Updates Related to Bradley Airport Plane Crash Response

Please see below information from the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) regarding the Emergency Response to the plane crash at Bradley International Airport this morning:


FROM DEEP (Contact Kristina Rozek 860-424-3110): 


DEEP’s Emergency Spill Response staff remain on scene at the airport and surrounding areas working to assess, manage and contain contaminants released into the environment in the wake of today’s tragic accident at Bradley Airport. Contaminants released include Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), glycol, and fuel.


DEEP is working with other emergency responders to deploy containment apparatus, including vacuum trucks and containment booms, to minimize releases to the environment to the extent practical. In particular their efforts are focused on Rainbow Brook immediately adjacent to the airport.


While our goal is to contain the contamination in the immediate vicinity of the airport, we did out of an abundance of caution notify residents that some contamination may reach the Farmington River.


From DPH (Contact Av Harris 860-509-7270):


The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Town of Windsor are alerting the public to a potential discharge of firefighting foam into the Farmington River in Windsor originating from the Bradley International Airport plane crash emergency response on October 2, 2019.


The public is advised not to come into contact with foam they may encounter on the Farmington River or the river banks, as well as do not take or consume fish from the river.


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This advisory will remain place while officials evaluate the potential impact to the watershed.