|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 8 May 2020 14:22:11 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "West Virginia Suit Filed Over Exposure to Firefighting Foam"|
West Virginia Suit Filed Over Exposure to Firefighting Foam Associated Press May 7, 2020 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city’s water supply from firefighting foam. The lawsuit filed by Charles Town attorney Stephen Skinner seeks damages for exposing Martinsburg residents to chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAs. Among the defendants in the lawsuit filed last month in federal court were 3M Co., DuPont Co. and Chemours. Last year, the Air Force agreed to reimburse $4.9 million to Martinsburg for expenses related to the 2016 cleanup of hazardous chemicals from the city's water supply. A statement at the time from U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said the source of the contamination was firefighting foam used by the Air National Guard at the Eastern Regional Airport to put out oil-based fires. The Environmental Protection Agency identified high levels of contamination linked to PFAs and mandated that additional water filtration systems be installed at a treatment plant, Capito's release said. … For the entire article, see https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/05/07/business/ap-us-chemical-contamination-lawsuit-1st-ld-writethru.html -- 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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