Foam Spill at Bradley Airport Impacts Farmington River

A foam spill at Bradley International Airport is impacting the Farmington River on Sunday and an advisory has been put in place urging the public to not touch the foam or take fish from the river.

Firefighting foam was discharged into the Farmington River in Windsor and originated from Bradley International Airport, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said.

DEEP is working with the Department of Public Health and local health officials to respond to the incident.

The public is advised not to come in contact with foam they may encounter on the river or riverbanks. Authorities also advise the public not to take fish from the Farmington River near Poquonock Avenue and south to where it enters the Connecticut River.

The advisory is expected to remain in place while officials evaluate the impact to the watershed, DEEP officials added.

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