Bill would allow owners of land polluted by ‘forever chemicals’ sue manufacturers

Source:, July 27, 2020
By: Phil Hirschkorn

A new bill going before the Maine Legislature would hold manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals” accountable for pollution to farmland in the state.

The polyfluoroalkyl substances are blamed for toxic contamination on at least two Maine dairy farms.

Stoneridge dairy farm in Arundel used sewage sludge to fertilize its fields until last year when the owner learned the sludge had been contaminated by PFAS, and so was his cows’ milk. Read more.

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