Peshtigo Residents Reach $17.5M Settlement Over PFAS Contamination
Source: https://spectrumnews1.com/, January 8, 2021
By: Jeff Dahdah
A group representing residents in the Town of Peshtigo have reached a $17.5 million settlement with Tyco, a company that produces firefighting foam in Wisconsin near Marinette, over contamination of a manmade set of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS.
The settlement includes $15 million for damages to human health and property values to Peshtigo residents whose wells have been contaminated with PFAS. It also allots $2.5 million for individuals in the area diagnosed with testicular cancer; kidney cancer; ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, and preeclampsia. Read more.