New federal funding for cleanup of PFAS chemical pollution approved, but officials say it’s only a first step

John Fitz, left, and Carlos Mendez, right, field technicians for Environmental Services of South Windsor, work to contain firefighting foam found in Rainbow Brook earlier this month. Environmental crews have been treating the surrounding water around Bradley International Airport after hazardous firefighting foam containing PFAS was used in the B-17 bomber crash on Oct. 2. (Stephen Dunn/Special to the Courant) (Special to the Courant)

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