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A Legal History of PFAS

A Legal History of PFAS

August 8, 2022 at 9:39 am 0 comments

It took one lawsuit to expose the toxicity of PFAS. And more than two decades of litigation to begin to address the harm it has caused. By Michael DiGiannantonio In 1999, a farmer in West Virginia, Wilbur Tennant, filed the first lawsuit against DuPont for contaminating water with perfluorooctanoic acidRead More

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

August 1, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

Registration is open for 8th annual event in Washington, D.C. The agenda for the 2022 Water Finance Conference will highlight a number of current issues impacting the capital planning of water/wastewater systems in the United States including Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act fund distribution, water pricing and affordability, and regulatory issuesRead More

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

July 11, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell & Seth Mansergh The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. Reductions in these levels had been expected since October 2021,Read More

Riverside County water district files lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, others over PFAS

Riverside County water district files lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, others over PFAS

June 21, 2022 at 7:33 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rubidoux Community Services District against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) that have contaminated groundwater suppliesRead More

California school district files lawsuit over contaminated drinking water

California school district files lawsuit over contaminated drinking water

April 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group recently announced that its client, Ballico-Cressey School District in Ballico, California, has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical and Shell Oil, sellers of pesticides that contained the chemical 1,2,3 trichloropropane, known as “TCP.” The lawsuit claims that these products have contaminated a well that the districtRead More

City of Pomona water contamination verdict upheld by federal judge

City of Pomona water contamination verdict upheld by federal judge

February 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the City of Pomona, Calif., got one step closer to winning its 10-year lawsuit against the U.S. subsidiary of a Chilean fertilizer manufacturer for contaminating the Southern California city’s drinking water. The defendant had sold Chilean fertilizer used in the area’s citrus orchards which contained a toxic chemical, perchlorate.Read More

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

November 12, 2021 at 11:13 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated groundwaterRead More

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

September 13, 2021 at 8:41 am 0 comments

After a week-long trial, a federal jury has awarded the City of Pomona $48 million in damages from SQM North America Corp., a subsidiary of a large Chilean mining company, for the costs of cleanup of the toxic chemical perchlorate from the city’s groundwater supply. Fertilizer sold by SQMNA and used for decadesRead More

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

August 9, 2021 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Water system providers across the United States have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit claiming that their water supplies are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). These chemicals have been used for decades to extinguish chemical or petroleum fires at military bases, airports, andRead More

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

June 14, 2021 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell Toxic manmade chemicals, like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,2,3-Tricholoropropane (TCP), are showing up in water systems across the US. It’s not new, but it has become more common, as municipalities are now increasing mandatory testing due to new state and federal regulations. These new regulationsRead More