Who is responsible for PFAS contaminating waterways?

While there are many sources of PFAS water contamination, the major culprits behind pollution are the manufacturers of these chemicals, such as DuPont and 3M. The military is also responsible for PFAS water contamination, as firefighters had to use AFFF during active service, a fire suppressant containing a high percentage of these chemicals.

DuPont and 3M used multiple tactics to delay public awareness of PFAS toxicity

The chemical PFOA, one of the most common and toxic from this group, was developed in the 1950s. AFFF was commercially used starting in the early 1970s. While some manufacturers phased it out in the early 2000s, it seems the replacement fire suppressant has similar problems. The AFFF products were designed, manufactured, distributed, and sold by one or more of the following companies, which have been named as defendants in many lawsuits:

  • 3M Company
  • Tyco Fire Products
  • Buckeye Fire Equipment
  • Chemguard
  • DuPont
  • The Chemours Company
  • Chubb Fire
  • Corteva
  • National Foam
  • Kidde Fire Fighting
  • Williams Holdings
  • Dynax Corporation

Still, there are other sources of PFAS water contamination, although not as significant as the companies manufacturing these highly toxic chemicals. Other important sources of PFAS contamination in drinking water include:

  • fire training
  • fire response sites
  • industrial sites
  • landfills
  • wastewater treatment plants
  • resulting biosolids

If your community was affected by water contaminated with PFAS, we encourage you to contact our experienced attorneys, who have been offering assistance to toxic exposure victims for over three decades. We will help you join the PFAS Settlement Payout Program, under which you can obtain a part of 3M’s settlement to use for water testing, remediation, and treatment.

Join the PFAS water contamination lawsuit with the assistance of our diligent attorneys

Because PFAS contamination has become so widespread, many communities are eligible to receive money from the 3M settlement, which they can use to remove these harmful chemicals from their drinking water. To become eligible for compensation, your water supply must have a detectable PFAS level. Joining the lawsuit is free of charge, and we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay our legal team anything unless we recover compensation for you and your community.

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