Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

Former Cannon Firefighter Shares Experiences with Toxic PFAS

Season 5 Episode 1 | 32m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

Kevin Ferrara, a retired U.S. Air Force firefighter, was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M. until 1995. During that time, he and other firefighters unknowingly used toxic firefighting foams that have contaminated local waters at hundreds of military bases nationwide. Today, Ferrara is an outspoken advocate of acknowledging the potential health impacts of PFAS substances.

Aired: 08/05/21

Rating: NR

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.