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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

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

Display of Wolverine Footwear