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Ohio City Seeks $310 Million in PFAS Claim Against U.S. Army

May 4, 2021, 4:15 PM

The city of Dayton, Ohio, wants the Air Force to pay $310 million to remove PFAS from municipal drinking water, which originated from a nearby base, the city alleged in federal district court.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency advised Dayton to shut down its production wells closest to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to minimize the imminent threat to the municipal water supply, the city said. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, continue to migrate into the city’s wellfields, according to the complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The city joins New Hampshire, ...