“LONG ISLAND, NY–(Marketwired – February 22, 2018) – Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by its 7,000 customers of the Hampton Bays Water District. The complaint was filed in the Supreme Court for the State of New York, Suffolk County, and names the The 3M Company, Tyco Fire Products L.P., Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, National Foam, Inc. and Chemguard Inc. as the defendants.
As part of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, the Hampton Bays Water District detected two perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), PFOA and PFOS, in the raw water serving its Well 1-1, prompting the Water District to take the well off-line in May, 2016. Additional monitoring of the other two wells at the well field also showed PFOS and PFOA contamination resulting in the closure of those wells in the summer and fall of 2017. The Complaint seeks to recover past and future treatment costs for the total removal of the chemicals from the production water served to the customers, which will run into the tens of millions of dollars.”
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