Wisconsin AFFF Attorneys
Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is usually stored in areas of high risks of petroleum based fires like airports or military bases. When AFFF is either used on a fire, during testing or either leaks or spills, it is either absorbed by the surrounding environment or washed away into drains which eventually leads to drinking water.
In Wisconsin, one of the sources of this contamination is ANSUL, which is a global brand of Tyco Fire Protection Products. The ANSUL Fire Technology Center prides itself as one of the most extensive fire research and testing facilities on the planet. Every year, the ANSUL Fire School trains hundreds of customers and have trained thousands of first responders over the years.
AFFF Contamination in Wisconsin
ANSUL Fire Technology Center is located in Peshtigo, WI and the ANSUL Fire School is located in Marinette, WI. It is no surprise that these two areas have tested for high amounts of AFFF components in water wells and drinking water systems. The following are areas of high amount of AFFF chemical contamination:
- Tyco-Ansul Fire Technology Center in Marinette County
- Marinette, WI
- Madison, WI
The contamination in and around Madison, WI seems to come from Truax Field Air National Guard Base at Dane County Regional Airport which is five miles northeast of Madison.
AFFF Links to Cancer
AFFF is composed of fluorinated compounds known as PFAS. The specific PFAS compounds found in AFFF are PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) which have been linked to the following cancers:
- Testicular Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Breast Cancer
Filing an AFFF Lawsuit in Wisconsin
Those who have been diagnosed with either Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, or Breast Cancer and may have been exposed to AFFF in the contaminated areas listed above may be eligible for compensation. The consultation is free and you don’t pay unless we win. Chat with us on our website or fill out the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you immediately. You can also reach us at (212) 566-7500.