|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Sep 2020 13:01:08 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Three court cases|
Plaintiffs: Firefighting Foams to Blame for Cancer and Groundwater Contamination By Eric Chaffin Legal Examiner September 1, 2020 Three plaintiffs recently filed firefighting foam lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. All claim serious injuries after using aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF), which contain toxic chemicals generally known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In December 2018, all federally filed firefighting foam lawsuits were consolidated in the District of South Carolina for pretrial proceedings. Lakewood Water District Blames United States for Groundwater Contamination The first case, proceeding in the Western District of Washington, was filed on July 16, 2020, by the Lakewood Water District. The district supplies drinking water to about 115,000 customers through an interconnected water supply and distribution system. The water system is maintained and further regulated by the Washington State Department of Health. … For the entire article, see https://pittsburgh.legalexaminer.com/environment/three-plaintiffs-blame-firefighting-foams-for-cancer-and-groundwater-contamination/ -- 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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