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Governor DeWine Launches Statewide Firefighting Foam Takeback Program

(FAIRBORN, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today launched a first-of-its-kind initiative to destroy hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foam. During an event at Wright State University’s Calamityville training facility in Fairborn today, Governor DeWine announced details of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s new Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Takeback Program. AFFF is primarily used by fire departments to …

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Governor DeWine Announces Additional Funding to Reduce Crime Laboratory Backlogs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that 11 certified crime laboratories will receive an additional $3.4 million in funding as part of the Ohio Crime Lab Efficiency Program.  Governor DeWine created the Ohio Crime Lab Efficiency Program in 2022 to help Ohio crime laboratories reduce and eliminate backlogs, increase overall lab efficiency, and decrease evidence processing time.  “Criminal investigations depend …

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