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Department of Defense to Stop Using PFAS-Based Firefighting Foam in 2024

Department of Defense to Stop Using PFAS-Based Firefighting Foam in 2024 November 14, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) foams have been a staple of military and civilian firefighting operations for sixty years. But their usefulness in fighting liquid fuel fires comes at a steep price for the planet and human health.
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PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits Update

PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits Update October 5, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA PFAS water contamination lawsuits will go to the first bellwether trial over toxic chemicals in firefighting foam in March 2023 and the latest aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) complaint was filed last month in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
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Retired Judge Discusses Workers’ Compensation Claims

Retired Judge Discusses Workers’ Compensation Claims April 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Woodland Hills, CA Did you know that hypertension can be aggravated or accelerated by a work injury such as a herniated disc, which could mean you are eligible for Worker’s Compensation? And do you know how important it is to be represented by a qualified attorney rather than a hearing representative? “My advice is to get a real lawyer who cares, who gets all your records and actually reads them,” says Craig Glass, a retired judge and currently a workers’ compensation attorney.
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Navy Veteran Claims PFAS Firefighting Foam Caused Testicular Cancer

Navy Veteran Claims PFAS Firefighting Foam Caused Testicular Cancer October 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Spring, TXA former U.S. Navy firefighter has recently filed a civil action against about 18 chemical and safety equipment manufacturers claiming PFAS in firefighting foam caused his testicular cancer. Defendants, the Defense Department and more knew of the dangers but chose not to inform the public.
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PFAS Breast Cancer Lawsuit and PFAS Links to Breast Cancer

PFAS Breast Cancer Lawsuit and PFAS Links to Breast Cancer September 22, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Charleston, SC A Maryland woman in August filed a PFAS lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina claiming she developed breast cancer as a result of drinking water contaminated with firefighting foam chemicals for years.
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Maine First to Enact Ban on Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

Maine First to Enact Ban on Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) August 26, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Augusta, ME Maine is the first state to ban polyfluoroalkyl substances – toxic chemicals that are used in firefighting foam and many other products. PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’, has been linked to water contamination, which has led to many serious health issues and PFAS lawsuits nationwide.
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Taxpayer Dollars up in PFAS Smoke?

Taxpayer Dollars up in PFAS Smoke? July 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently reported that the price tag to clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from nearly 700 military bases nationwide will probably exceed -- and cost taxpayers-- $2.1 billion. According to the Department of Defense (DOD) that price is up from $1.1 billion last year.
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Air Force Veteran Files Kidney Cancer Lawsuit Citing Firefighting Foam

Air Force Veteran Files Kidney Cancer Lawsuit Citing Firefighting Foam June 22, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Charleston, SC On May 26, Jeffrey Clark filed a lawsuit against 3M and a host of other corporate defendants citing his exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) firefighting foams as the likely cause of his kidney cancer. Clark v. 3M Company will be consolidated for pre-trial proceedings into the Multidistrict Litigation now currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
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City of LaCrosse sues 3M Company over PFAS Water Contamination

City of LaCrosse sues 3M Company over PFAS Water Contamination March 30, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
LaCrosse, WI On March 4, the City of La Crosse filed a lawsuit in the Wisconsin Circuit Court alleging that 3M Company and 22 other defendants produced and marketed products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) with knowledge that these substances were likely to contaminate public and private wells throughout the city.
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Firefighting Foam $17.5M Settlement a “Huge Milestone”

Firefighting Foam $17.5M Settlement a “Huge Milestone” February 16, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Peshtigo, WI Peshtigo residents have reached a $17.5 M settlement in a firefighting foam lawsuit filed against Tyco Fire Products and two other companies over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Plaintiffs claimed their drinking water from private wells was contaminated with “forever chemicals” from the use of firefighting foam at Tyco’s Fire Technology Center in Marinette and nearby sites.
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