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Recycled Boat Event in Blades, Delaware

DuPont, 3M, Others Contaminated Water in Blades, Delaware Class Action

A number of class actions in recent years have address the poisoning of water sources by PFOA and PFOS chemicals used in firefighting foam at military bases. This case is similar, except that the chemicals come from manufacturing sources. The town is Blades, Delaware, and the companies named as defendants are E. I. DuPont de  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Pollution, Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater, Chemicals
Sugar Cane Field in Pre-Harvest Burning

Florida Sugar Growers Pre-Harvest Burning Pollution Class Action

Sugar causes pollution—or at least the production of sugar does. That’s the contention of this class action, which alleges that sugar cane growers south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida pollute the air with their agricultural activities.  Read more

Environmental
Polluted or Toxic Air, Environmental Pollution, Environmental
Toxic PFAS Foam on Shore in Michigan

Wolverine, 3M Toxic Chemicals in Water Supply Michigan Class Action

This class action is about the poisoning of drinking water due to the disposal of tannery and other waste, but it resembles recent cases about the effects of firefighting foams. Both substances have connections to the 3M Company; in this case, two other defendants are Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. and its agent Waste Management, Inc. of  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Pollution, Environmental Contamination, Environmental
Firefighters Using AFFF

3M Whidbey Island Firefighting Foam and Water Contamination Class Action

This class action is one of several now pending concerning toxic firefighting chemicals that have found their way into community water supplies. In this case as in others, the defendants are the makers of the foam: 3M Company, Tyco Fire Products, LP, Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, Chemguard, Inc., and National Foam, Inc.  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater
Big Ox Energy Facility in South Sioux City

Big Ox Energy Gas-from-Waste Facility Noxious Odors Class Action

It’s possible to make energy out of waste materials. Big Ox Energy, LLC has a facility for doing just that in South Sioux City, Nebraska. However, the complaint for this class action claims that Big Ox’s facility is not properly maintained and operated, causing noxious odors to escape into the surrounding community.   Read more

Environmental
Nuisance, Energy, Bad Odor
AFFF (Aqueous Film-Forming Foam or Aqueous Firefighting Foam)

3M Firefighting Chemicals and Water Contamination Class Action

This class action is one of at least three, in different parts of the country, against 3M and other companies for contamination of water with toxic chemicals. In this case, the complaint alleges that aqueous firefighting foam (AFFF) and other materials leached into the ground and groundwater and from there moved into drinking water supplies.   Read more

Environmental
Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater
Display of Wolverine Footwear

Wolverine and 3M PFC Contamination of Water Supplies Class Action

This class action brings suit against Wolverine Worldwide, Inc., along with its chemical supplier, the 3M Company, and its waste disposal agent, Waste Management, Inc., for contamination of the air, ground, and water. Wolverine operated a tannery in Kent County, Michigan, and the complaint alleges its operations produced sludge and debris contaminated with chemicals that  Read more

Environmental
Hazardous or Toxic Materials, Environmental Damage, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater
Aerial View of Fairchild Air Force Base

Fairchild AFB Firefighting Foam and Contaminated Water Class Action

This Washington State class action is similar to another filed on the opposite side of the country, in Suffolk County, New York, Both concern contamination from a firefighting training site and cite some of the same defendants. The complaint for this class action alleges that chemicals from firefighting foam have contaminated the surface and ground  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Contamination, Contaminated Water/Groundwater