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Georgia-Pacific wants to spread the blame for Parchment PFAS pollution

Source:, April 23, 2019
By: Garret Ellison

In a class action lawsuit filing, Georgia-Pacific is pointing the finger at Michigan regulators and several businesses it says may be at fault for the Parchment water contamination emergency, which affected 3,000 people and has since forced the suburban city to hand its municipal system over to neighboring Kalamazoo.

In the April 19 filing, Georgia-Pacific alleges the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, or DEQ, (now renamed EGLE), “failed to repair and operate a vandalized lift station needed for leachate collection” at a landfill blamed for the PFAS in Parchment water.  Read more.

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