Next Round Of Water Contamination Suits May Involve CWA

Law360, New York (October 5, 2017, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Manufacturing facilities that produced and used perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are already targets of plaintiffs attorneys. Current and former military aviation installations may be next. These military sites may be subject to Clean Water Act litigation risk concerning PFCs used in firefighting foam.

PFCs, which include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), are synthetic substances that are resistant to stains, grease and water. These compounds are designed to be resistant to biodegradation, and so are extremely persistent in the environment, accumulate in organisms...
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