Johnson Controls to pay Peshtigo residents $17.5M to settle PFAS lawsuit

Jan 11, 2021

Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to Peshtigo-area residents whose water was contaminated by “forever chemicals” from a manufacturing plant in Marinette.

The agreement announced Thursday is part of a settlement in a 2018 class-action lawsuit against the company’s Tyco Fire Products subsidiary and is subject to court approval.

In a statement, the company said the settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing but “expresses our desire to resolve this litigation so that we can focus on the permanent solutions we have identified to get rid of the PFAS from the (Fire Technology Center).”

“This is an important part of our effort to make this situation right,” said company spokeswoman Katie McGinty.

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