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Monsanto PCB Water Impairment Settlement

Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc., and Pharmacia, LLC are paying $550 million to settle a class action alleging the contamination of the environment, particularly water, by industrial chemicals called PCBs. The plaintiffs are a group of cities and other entities, including, among others, Long Beach, Baltimore, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oakland, Spokane, and Tacoma. Monsanto manufactured the  Read more

Monsanto Sign

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

Painting of the Tennessee River in Alabama

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

Saint-Gobain Name on Building

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

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

Norlite Facility Control of Fugitive Dust Emissions Class Action

The Norlite, LLC facility in Cohoes, New York is an aggregate production and hazardous waste incineration facility, which was bought by Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC and Tradebe Treatment and Recycling Northeast, LLC in 2011. The complaint alleges that the companies do not adequately control fugitive dust emissions from the Norlite facility, despite the a plan  Read more

Norlite Facility Seen from Saratoga Sites