Water Companies and Reports of Contaminants Class Action

This class action concerns water and companies that supply it—American Water Works Company, Inc., Pennsylvania-American Water Company, and New Jersey American Water. The complaint says that, first, the companies do not disclose all the contaminants present in the water they supply. Second, it says that the plaintiff’s house was flooded with water and sediment from  Read more

Hand Holding Glass Under Tap for Drinking Water

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

Recycled Boat Event in Blades, Delaware

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

Firefighters Using AFFF

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

AFFF (Aqueous Film-Forming Foam or Aqueous Firefighting Foam)

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

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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

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Hannibal, Missouri Water Quality Settlement

The City of Hannibal and the Hannibal Board of Public Works have agreed to a settlement in a class action brought against them and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The two defendants have committed to a minimum of $5 million to improve water quality in the city, with a focus on reducing or replacing  Read more

Suffolk County, New York Firefighting Foam Water Contamination Class Action

Has the water of communities in Suffolk County, New York been contaminated by aqueous firefighting foams (AFFF) to the point where drinking it puts citizens at risk for cancer and other health problems? This class action alleges that the water for Yaphank, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Shirley, and Brookhaven has been contaminated by chemicals used at  Read more

Brookhaven, Long Island

West Virginia-American Water Company Contamination Event Settlement

This settlement aims to resolve a number of different kinds of claims resulting from a contamination incident affecting over 200,000 residential and business customers of West Virginia-American Water Company. On January 9, 2014, the Freedom Industries tank farm near Charleston, WV experienced a chemical leak into the Elk River that contaminated water supplies and left  Read more

Shell and ConocoPhillips Roxana, IL Contaminated Groundwater Settlement

Shell and ConocoPhillips have reached separate settlements resolving a class action alleging that the companies contaminated groundwater for properties in an area of Roxana, Illinois. The contamination is alleged to have come from releases from the nearby Wood River Refinery.  Read more