The past week saw two new lawsuits naming manufacturers of “Forever Chemicals” (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS) from the State Attorney Generals’ offices of Pennsylvania and Washington, and a settlement in the South Carolina aqueous film-forming foam multi-district litigation (AFFF MDL), where the trial was due to start today. Stock prices in the companies affected rebounded sharply Friday June 2nd. Continue reading Lawsuit week for PFAS
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (NYSE: DD) and Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) (the “companies”) today announced they have reached an agreement in principle to comprehensively resolve all PFAS-related drinking water claims of a defined class of public water systems that serve the vast majority of the United States population.
The class includes water systems with a current detection of PFAS1 at any level and those that are currently required to monitor for the presence of PFAS under EPA monitoring rules2 or other applicable laws. This includes but is not limited to systems in the South Carolina aqueous film-forming foam multi-district litigation (“AFFF MDL”). Continue reading Chemours, DuPont, and Corteva Reach Comprehensive PFAS Settlement with U.S. Water Systems
Jenna Vogel and her husband moved to East Selah, Yakima County, in fall 2021. Days after settling in, the Yakima Training Center shared a news release informing residents that a dozen homes in the area had concentrations of forever chemicals in their water that exceeded federal drinking water standards. Their house was among those affected. Continue reading WA family filters water to keep out PFAS. Where do dirty filters go?
By Isabella Breda and Manuel Villa
Seattle Times staff reporters
The state attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals,” asserting the companies knew about their risks to the environment and humans for decades but lied and kept that knowledge hidden from the government and public to protect their businesses. Continue reading WA AG sues PFAS manufacturers, seeks money for cleanup of drinking water
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced an environmental lawsuit today against numerous manufacturers of PFAS, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals.” The lawsuit asserts these companies knew for decades about the serious risks these chemicals posed to humans and the environment. The companies likely made many millions in profit while actively deceiving the public. Continue reading AG Ferguson files lawsuit against 20 manufacturers of “forever chemicals”
https://mailchi.mp/8de6ba40a1a0/nrwas-rural-water-wire-for-3046664?e=b780b0ee8b DUNCAN, Okla. — Kidde Fenwal, a well-known manufacturer of fire protection and suppression systems, has recently filed for bankruptcy.Kidde Fenwal has been associated with the use and disposal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), resulting in significant contamination to water supplies across the U.S. The potential liability and cost to clean up PFAS contamination will be substantial. Many water systems may have a legitimate claim against Kidde Fenwal for contributing to this situation. Continue reading Legal Action Required in Response to Kidde Fenwal Bankruptcy
As the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act celebrate their 50th anniversaries, they are failing rural Americans. Continue reading Can I buy bottled water with food stamps?
Residents with contaminated water near Yakima Training Center still waiting for solutions | Local | yakimaherald.com Brandi Hyatt, left, hands out information flyers to parade goers as the Pursue PFAS Free float rolls by in the Selah Community Days Parade Saturday, May 20, 2023, in Selah, Wash. More than a year after finding out her home’s well had high levels of toxic chemicals, Brandi Hyatt and her family in East Selah have adapted to using bottled water for everything from brushing their teeth to filling their dog’s water bowl.“As far as daily life goes, everything is worked around the bottled … Continue reading Residents with contaminated water near Yakima Training Center still waiting for solutions
The dashboard shows data from PFAS water testing that is required under a 2021 state rule. Public water systems must test all active, permanent and seasonal sources of their water supply.
Water is tested after all water treatments are completed (such as disinfection) and before the source water is distributed to water customers. The dashboard includes results from each source tested within a water system. Continue reading PFAS Testing Results Dashboard
Unseen worry: Firefighting ‘forever chemicals’ linger near Paine Field | HeraldNet.com EVERETT — Late on the afternoon of May 20, 2014, construction workers at Boeing’s massive Everett Modification Center at Paine Field accidentally cut a wire. The mistake activated the … Continue reading Unseen worry: Firefighting ‘forever chemicals’ linger near Paine Field