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Jan. 10, 2022, 10:23 PM

Illinois Sues Coal Company for Alleged PFAS Discharge Violation

Stephen Joyce
Stephen Joyce
Staff Correspondent

Illinois charged a St. Louis-based Foresight Energy subsidiary with discharging “forever chemicals” into waters near one of its coal mines.

In a Friday filing Attorney General Kwame Raoul (D) alleged Sugar Camp Energy LLC violated the state’s Environmental Protection Act by causing water pollution, creating a water pollution hazard, and producing discharges in violation of the coal mine’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

Raoul asked the court to impose civil fines and impose injunctive relief that prohibits the alleged violative behavior to continue.

The complaint asserts Sugar Camp broke state law by using aqueous firefighting foam containing per- and ...

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