The state of New Jersey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against eight companies due to their alleged role in contributing to PFA contamination. The lawsuit claims that the eight manufacturers and sellers of the firefighting foam containing the toxic chemicals, namely perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, purportedly committed consumer and environmental fraud by using the substances. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal stated that the companies apparently knew about the dangers inherent in using the foam for decades. The suit also cited claims of product liability, negligence, and creating a public nuisance. This suit follows the push by the state for the manufacturers to pay for the contamination cleanup.
Firefighting foam, among other products such as nonstick cookware, contains PFAs, which may cause serious health problems. The runoff from the manufacture of products like these infiltrates nearby streams, rivers, and other water sources. It adversely affects the water supplies used by residents and the community at large, causing illnesses from developmental delays to certain types of cancers.
If you or loved ones suffered from medical problems resulting from PFA contamination, contact our South Jersey environmental lawyers at Williams Cedar to discuss your case. Call us at 215-557-0099 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey.