Two property owners associations organized a public meeting last Thursday to discuss concerns over plans by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport over deicing fluid. Airport officials plan to spend $22.2 million on a system pumping storm water runoff through a series of cells in a retention area containing fungi and bacteria which feed on the propylene glycol, depleting it before it is diffused and allowed into the river. However, the plan will release some 6,000 gallons of deicing fluid into the Thornapple River. More information can be found here.
... that it expects will impact some 200 primary commercial airports in the U.S. It has sent the rule for publication in the Federal Register, after which industry will be able to comment (visit...
Airplane de-icer gets closer look; FLUID: Liquid thought mostly harmless, but maybe not in quantity.
A chemical used by Alaska aviators to prevent their aircraft from icing up in the winter is getting new scrutiny from environmental regulators. The state plans to adopt a rule that would...