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Wolverine, 3M PFAS Water Contamination Settlement

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. and the 3M Company will be paying $54 million to settle a class action about the contamination of properties and groundwater with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the North Kent Study Area of Michigan. According to the complaint, the contamination occurred when Wolverine used PFAS sourced from 3M over several  Read more

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Chemical Companies and Contaminated Groundwater at Military Bases Class Action

This class action centers on what the complaint calls “a massive, undisclosed human health experiment” regarding the contamination of groundwater, from the use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) products at US military bases or installations for firefighting or training purposes. Named as defendants are a long list of chemical companies, including 3M company, Corteva, Inc.,  Read more

Firefighting Foam in Use

3M Firefighting Foam and PFAS in Water Supplies Wisconsin Class Action

The Ansul Fire Technology Center (AFTC) in Marinette, Wisconsin is used for training, testing, research, and development of fire suppressants. The complaint for this class action brings suit against the 3M Company for its aqueous film-foaming foam (AFFF) that the complaint claims has released potentially harmful chemicals into the environment which have found their way  Read more

Marinette County, Wisconsin

3M, Others PFAS Contamination of Tennessee River Settlement

This settlement resolves a pollution class action against 3M Company, Daikin America, Inc., Dyneon, LLC, Synagro WWT, Inc., Synagro South, LLC, Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc., BFI Waste Systems of Alabama, LLC, BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC, the City of Decatur, Alabama, and Morgan County, Alabama. The complaint alleges that the companies released certain  Read more

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics PFOA Bennington, VT Property and Water Settlement

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation is settling a class action alleging that its Chemfab Corporation contaminated property and drinking water in Bennington and North Bennington, Vermont with the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The complaint alleged that the factory made coated fabrics and other products with the use of the chemical ammonium perfluorooctanoate (APFO), which resulted in  Read more

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Tenants Evicted Due to Water Contamination by Navy Fuel Leaks Class Action

The defendants in this case are four landlords on the Hawaiian island of Oahu—Ohana Military Communities, LLC, Hunt MH Property Management, LLC, Island Palm Communities, LLC, and Hickam Communities, LLC—and possibly others, as yet unknown. These landlords, the complaint alleges, have “forcibly evicted” families from their homes because the drinking water for the properties has  Read more

Ohana Military Communities Property

Flint Water Crisis Settlement

The City of Flint switched its water source to the Flint River in 2014. Since then, thousands of lawsuits have alleged that when the switch was made, the water was not treated correctly, and that the Flint River water caused pipes to corrode, releasing lead and other contaminants into the water. The complaint alleged that  Read more

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3M, Daiken Southern Water Systems PFAS Contamination Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging 3M Company, Dyneon, LLC, and Daikin America, Inc. contaminated drinking water sources, including for customers of West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority (the Authority), Town Creek Water System, West Lawrence Water Cooperative, VAW Water System, and Trinity Water Works. The complaint alleged that the companies discharged per-  Read more

West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority

Petersburgh, NY PFOA in Water Settlement

Tonoga, Inc., which does business as Taconic, is spending more than $23 million to settle a class action alleging it owns a facility in the Town of Petersburgh, New York that released perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that contaminated the Town Public Water System and private wells. The complaint alleged that residents of Petersburgh unknowingly consumers water  Read more

Taconic PTFE Belting

Firefighting Foam Peshtigo, Wisconsin Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Tyco Fire Products, LP, Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign Products, Inc. by residents of the town of Pestigo, Wisconsin. The complaint alleged that the companies are responsible for releases of perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), into groundwater at the Fire Technology Center or  Read more

Peshtigo, Wisconsin