Bloomberg Law
Jan. 15, 2021, 2:56 PM

N.J. Alleges U.S. Polluted State’s Drinking Water With PFAS

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

The federal government’s use of firefighting foam in New Jersey contaminated public and private drinking water with PFAS, the state alleged in federal district court in South Carolina.

The federal government disposed of, released, or failed to contain the foam at its facilities in the state, leading to public and private drinking water contaminated with PFAS, the state claimed in a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The chemicals, also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, persist in the environment and accumulate in the human body.

The federal court in South Carolina ...

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