Georgia Denim Mill settles lawsuit by agreeing to ban on PFAS chemicals – Sourcing Journal

Source:, May 20, 2023

America’s largest denim manufacturing facility and supplier to well-known jeans brands will stop using PFAS after a lawsuit over its wastewater emissions.

The lawsuit alleged that the plant discharges approximately 3.2 million gallons of PFAS- and chemical-contaminated wastewater daily into the Trion Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was unable to remove the chemicals from the water “due to their persistence in the environment.” In turn, the plant’s contaminated effluents have “contaminated the Chattooga River watershed with PFAS in recent years.” Last year, SELC notified the plant and its hometown that it planned to file a lawsuit. Read more.

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