- The Swedish Air Force will replace its PFAS fire fighting foam it uses at its bases with a more environmentally friendly one.
- PFAS are man-made chemicals that can contaminate water supplies and don’t easily biodegrade.
- Just this month, a court in Blekinge county said residents whose drinking water was contaminated by the chemicals for years have the right to compensation.
Related stories from around the North:
Russia: Norilsk, Arctic Russia is world’s largest sulfur dioxide emissions hotspot: report, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Many towns in Sweden seek funds to clean up polluted sites, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska remote diesel generators win exemption from pollution rule, Alaska Public Media