An electrical component malfunction on Oct. 7 released nearly 100 gallons of fire suppression foam at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The Ansul JetX foam—an alcohol-based expansion foam that cools the flames and coats the fuel to prevent its contact with oxygen—was released in aircraft hangar 4016 in Area A on the base, according to a news release.
Ansul JetX foam does not contain perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, which are types of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Wright-Patterson AFB and its firefighters do not use foam containing PFAS, officials said.
The 88th Civil Engineer environmental management officials notified wastewater treatment plant officials with the City of Fairborn. Environmental management personnel along with Fairborn personnel are working to mitigate effects to the base and surrounding communities.
Wright-Patterson AFB maintenance personnel are troubleshooting the system to determine the cause of the malfunction, the release stated.