To celebrate the successful construction and operation of the state-of-the-art Glycol Recovery and Treatment Facility, Senator Reed helped lead a tour of T.F. Green Airport’s new glycol processing facility and discussed its economic and environmental benefits. The $33.2 million facility processes propylene glycol, a substance used in cold weather to prevent the buildup of ice on planes. The excess glycol, which at one time flowed with stormwater runoff into the surrounding area, now goes to the processing plant, where it is broken down into water and methane gas and used as a heat source for the facility. Senator Reed has led efforts to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on plans to invest approximately $110 million in upgrading T.F. Green Airport and expanding the runway. In April, he helped pass a long-term reauthorization of the FAA to enhance airport security and airline safety while protecting consumers and keeping needed upgrades to T.F. Green and other airports on schedule. T.F. Green Airport is one of only three airports in the country with a state-of-the-art system for glycol recovery and treatment.