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With final PFAS rule expected soon, where do utility legal settlements stand?

With final PFAS rule expected soon, where do utility legal settlements stand?

April 8, 2024 at 9:01 am 0 comments

By Ken Sansone & Mike DiGiannantonio As the nation anticipates EPA finalizing its proposed drinking water PFAS limits, the recently announced 3M and DuPont settlements, stemming from the ongoing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Multi-District Litigation (MDL) promise access to billions of dollars to cover PFASRead More

Maine sewer district files lawsuit over PFAS-contaminated wastewater

Maine sewer district files lawsuit over PFAS-contaminated wastewater

October 30, 2023 at 7:24 am 0 comments

Maine’s York Sewer District announced last week it has filed a lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other manufacturers for the presence of PFAS in the district’s wastewater. Representing York Sewer District is SL Environmental Law Group P.C., a New Hampshire-based law firm that focuses exclusivelyRead More

3M to pay at least $10.3 billion as major PFAS settlement reached

3M to pay at least $10.3 billion as major PFAS settlement reached

June 26, 2023 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Chemical manufacturing company 3M announced it has agreed to pay at least $10.3 billion in lawsuit settlements over contamination of water systems from PFAS, harmful chemical compounds the water sector has been cracking down on. If approved by the court, it would be the largestRead More

New Hampshire rebuffs 3M’s attempt to move PFAS case to federal court

New Hampshire rebuffs 3M’s attempt to move PFAS case to federal court

May 1, 2023 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Recently, the State of New Hampshire, represented by Attorney General John Formella and a legal team led by Ken Sansone of SL Environmental Law Group, defeated an effort to move its case against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, and The Chemours CompanyRead More

Holding Polluters Accountable for Removing PFAS from Drinking Water

Holding Polluters Accountable for Removing PFAS from Drinking Water

April 10, 2023 at 9:30 am 0 comments

In March 2023 the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – two common types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – at 4 parts per trillion (ppt). The EPA also proposed to regulate fourRead More

Sunny Slope Water Company Shifts Contamination Costs to Polluters

Sunny Slope Water Company Shifts Contamination Costs to Polluters

March 22, 2023 at 8:35 am 0 comments

By Ken Sansone Across the country, water suppliers are discovering harmful contaminants in their water source and facing the question of how to pay for cleanup. While the supplier, the contaminant and the impacted community vary from case to case, one solution has proved effectiveRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

PFAS is Lining Up to be the Most Expensive Environmental Hazard in History

March 15, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Michael DiGiannantonio The U.S. EPA has released its proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – two common types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Under the proposed MCLs, drinking water utilities across the country would be forcedRead More

Communicating with Customers about Contamination Clean-Up

Communicating with Customers about Contamination Clean-Up

March 10, 2023 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By Valentina Marastoni-Bieser Utilities that detect toxic chemicals such as PFAS in their water source have to decide on the best possible approach to communicate about it to community members, treat the water, and pay for cleanup costs. Because so many water providers are facingRead More

Federal Judge Denies Attempt by 3M to Evade PFAS Accountability

Federal Judge Denies Attempt by 3M to Evade PFAS Accountability

March 8, 2023 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

By Michael DiGiannantonio A federal district judge rejected 3M’s summary judgment arguments that the company should be treated as a government contractor and given immunity from being held liable for damages caused by PFAS produced by the company. The court explained that the Defendants, “asRead More

What 3M’s decision to stop making PFAS means for water providers

What 3M’s decision to stop making PFAS means for water providers

January 16, 2023 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In December, 3M announced that it will stop making PFAS per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of thousands of chemicals it has produced for decades, by 2025. 3M’s announcement begs the questions of why the company is taking this action now, and what does itRead More