Nantucket airport lawsuit blames chemical companies for PFAS contamination – and wants them to pay

Source:, September 16, 2021
By: Jeannette Hinkle

Nantucket Memorial Airport, which is now paying to clean nearby drinking water contaminated by its decades of using PFAS-containing firefighting foam, has filed a lawsuit against the constellation of high-profile global companies that made and sold the products.

The lawsuit was filed Aug. 31 by the New York-based firm Napoli Shkolnik in the Massachusetts Superior Court of Nantucket County on behalf of the Nantucket Memorial Airport Commission. The suit names dozens of defendants, including 3M, DuPont, Chemguard Inc., Tyco and a slew of “Doe” defendants that have yet to be identified. Some of the defendants, including DuPont, are among the most profitable chemical companies in the world. Read more.

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