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Wisconsin joins call for DuPont to pay more for drinking water PFAS pollution
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has expressed concern to a federal judge over a proposed settlement in a lawsuit that would force a chemical company to pay over $1 billion for pollution caused by its products.
Many local water systems are suing DuPont and two subsidiaries because they manufactured a family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Research has linked PFAS to some cancers, low birth weights, and many other health effects.
The substances are used in products like nonstick cookware and firefighting foam.