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Local water utility files lawsuit over ‘forever chemicals’

Aug 7, 2023

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has filed a lawsuit against numerous companies, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment with “forever chemicals.”

WSSC said damages received would go toward the cost of updating water treatment methods.

In the lawsuit, filed in Maryland’s federal court, the utility names nearly 20 companies — including 3M, Dupont and Chemours — for their manufacturing of fire-suppression foams that contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS.

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