PFAS Lawsuit In New Jersey Provides Sweeping Allegations
Source: https://www.natlawreview.com/, September 16, 2020
On September 11, 2020, the Borough of Hopatcong, New Jersey sued 3M Company for contaminating the municipality’s drinking water with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which fall within a class of over 7,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are manmade chemicals used in numerous consumer products due to their unique characteristics, including the ability to repel oil and water in addition to their resistance to heat degradation. These same characteristics, however, make them highly persistent and mobile in the environment, which earned them the nickname “forever chemicals.” Read more.