|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 3 Apr 2020 19:48:05 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, NATIVE PEOPLE: "Kalispel Tribe sues foam makers, federal government over West Plains [WA] water contamination"|
Kalispel Tribe sues foam makers, federal government over West Plains water contamination By Chad Sokol Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA) April 1, 2020 The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is suing the federal government and makers of a toxic fire retardant foam that has contaminated West Plains water supplies, joining thousands of plaintiffs across the country who say evidence of the foam’s harmful effects has been ignored or covered up for decades. The Kalispel Tribe, which runs Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, says its business was harmed in 2017 when the city realized its tap system contained unsafe levels of the chemicals known as PFAS. That was due to decades of foam runoff from firefighting operations at nearby Fairchild Air Force Base. The tribe filed its suit in U.S. District Court on Monday, accusing the government and foam manufacturers of negligence. The suit seeks more than $21 million in damages from the government and the same amount from a group of manufacturers that includes Minnesota-based 3M Co. … For the entire article, see https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/apr/01/kalispel-tribe-sues-foam-makers-federal-government/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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