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September 21, 2023

3M plant in Brookings finds more PFAS contamination

Source: https://brookingsregister.com/ By: Mondell Keck A new report indicated the presence of PFAS in shallow groundwater and shallow soil at the 3M plant in Brookings, city councilors heard Tuesday night. The report comes amid an ongoing effort to track, contain and clean up PFAS contamination at the plant. That effort will expand with new monitoring […]

September 19, 2023

Missouri manufacturer faces accusations it polluted drinking water in the Bootheel

Source: https://missouriindependent.com/, September 8, 2023 By: Allison Kite Two counties in Missouri’s Bootheel suffer from cancer mortality rates drastically higher than the state or national average. On the border between them lies a manufacturing facility in Portageville that for more than 50 years has pumped out parts for cars — and according to some residents, […]

July 24, 2023

6th Circuit Declines To Resolve PFAS Coverage Dispute

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, July 24, 2023 By: Clayton Smith, Taft Stettinius & Hollister In June 2023, the U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit declined to resolve a unique PFAS state-law issue in Admiral Insurance Co. v. Fire-Dex LLC when it rejected an insurer’s attempt to avoid coverage for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) lawsuits and found that the […]

June 23, 2023

3M pays $10.3bn to settle water pollution suit over ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, June 22, 2023 3M Co has reached a $10.3bn settlement with a host of US public water systems to resolve water pollution claims tied to “forever chemicals”, the chemical company announced on Thursday. The company said the settlement would provide the funds over a 13-year period to cities, towns and other public water […]

May 30, 2023

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

Source: https://georgialawnews.com/, 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 […]

May 22, 2023


Source: https://sourcingjournal.com/, May 19, 2023 By: Kate Nishimura & Jessica Binns America’s biggest denim manufacturing site and supplier to well-known jeans brands will stop using PFAS after a lawsuit took aim at its wastewater output. Mount Vernon Mills last week said that by Dec. 31 its mill in Trion, Ga. will stop using per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also called […]

August 17, 2022


Source: https://www.whiteandwilliams.com, October 22, 2020 By: Paul A. Briganti On October 19, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina held that a “hazardous materials” exclusion contained in a CGL policy did not preclude a duty to defend the insured against claims alleging bodily injury resulting from direct exposure to perfluorooctane […]

August 2, 2022

Fairborn sues forever chemical manufacturers

Source: https://www.wyso.org/, July 31, 2022 By: Chris Welter The City of Fairborn is suing 32 chemical manufacturers for allegedly contaminating one of the city’s back-up wells with “forever chemicals.” “Forever chemicals,” or PFAS, are extremely difficult to break down because of their strong chemical bonds, so they can end up sticking around for a long time […]

June 28, 2022

Coverage Doesn’t Stick In Teflon Dispute

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, June 28, 2022 By: Erin E. Lamb, Freeman Mathis & Gary At its Petersburg, New York plant, Tonoga, Inc. made products and materials coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, better known by its trade name, Teflon. Before 2013, when making Teflon, Tonoga used perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, or a combination of both. These are man-made chemicals […]

June 16, 2022

New Jersey sues Ford over Ringwood pollution, seeking millions in damages

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, June 16, 2022 By: Scott Fallon New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. on Thursday seeking millions of dollars in damages for widespread pollution dumped more than 50 years ago in Upper Ringwood next to a neighborhood that has been home to generations of Native Americans. It is the latest action taken […]

May 25, 2022

Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.greenwichtime.com/, May 25, 2022 By: Mark Pratt Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. The companies have known about the dangers of PFAS chemicals — found […]

May 24, 2022

Companies Face Billions in Damages as PFAS Lawsuits Flood Courts

Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/, May 23, 2022 For years, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing over health and environmental damage from so called forever chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, focused on one set of deep pockets—E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. But over the past two years, there’s been a seismic shift in the legal landscape as awareness […]

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