Larry and Jacquelyn Menkes, a husband and wife residing in Warminster, have filed a civil lawsuit against five manufacturers of firefighting foam, the suspected source of the chemicals PFOA and PFOS found in some of the region’s drinking water.It alleges the chemicals were at fault for Larry Menkes’ 2011 diagnosis of bladder cancer. The lawsuit is the seventh filed over the contamination against either the chemicals’ manufacturers or the military, which used the foams for decades at a trio of military bases in the area.

The suit is filed against The 3M Co., Angus Fire, The Ansul Co., the Buckeye Fire Protection Co., and Chemguard.

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