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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

View of Flint, Michigan

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

Hoosick Falls Contaminated Water Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., and the 3M Company contaminated the aquifer around Hoosick Falls, the Village of Hoosick Falls, and the Town of Hoosick, in New York, with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The complaint alleged that people in these areas ingested the PFOA via the wells  Read more

Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY

Papermills and PFAS Contamination of Land and Water Maine Class Action

Plaintiff Nathan Saunders, who lives in Fairfield, Maine, found in early 2021 that his well water was contaminated with more than 12,910 parts per trillion (ppt) of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Health Advisory Limit is 70 ppt. This class action brings suit against companies associated with a number of  Read more

Somerset Mill in Maine

Parchment, Michigan Water Contamination Settlement

The sum of $11.9 million will settle a class action against 3M Company, Georgia-Pacific, LLC and Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP about the contamination of water with PFAS chemicals in Parchment, Michigan. The complaint claimed that the contamination came from chemicals that found their way into Parchment’s water system from the paper mill, landfills, wastewater treatment  Read more

Parchment Paper Mill

Firefighting Foam Water Contamination Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Tyco Fire Products, LP, Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign Products, Inc. that alleges that their chemicals contaminated private drinking water sources with perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) in a certain portion of Peshtigo, Wisconsin. The settlement addresses claims of (1) loss of value to real property caused by the contamination of  Read more

Peshtigo Fire Museum, Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Mountaire Poultry Processing Contamination Settlement

Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. is settling the second of two class actions against it. In this case, the complaint alleged that Mountaire’s poultry processing facility in Millsboro, Delaware disposed of contaminated wastewater and liquified sludge near homes and property in a way that resulted in the contamination of groundwater with nitrates and other substances.  Read more

Mountaire's Millsboro, Delaware Facility

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