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“As individuals across the U.S. continue to file PFAS water contamination lawsuits against a variety of different companies that manufacture the cancer-causing chemicals or products that contain the substances, an environmental group has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania waste and recycling company alleging it is polluting the Susquehanna River with the toxic chemicals.

The complaint (PDF) was filed by the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeping Association (LSRA) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on January 11, claiming the waste and recycling center, Republic of Pennsylvania LLC, has and continues to violate the Clean Water Act by dumping PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ into the river.

… In the recently filed complaint, LSRA alleges that Republic Services, which owns and operates the Modern Landfill in York, PA, has continuously discharged PFAS chemicals without National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘NPDES’) permits into Kreutz Creek, causing wide scale PFAS contamination in the Susquehanna River.

The complaint states that discharge samples from the landfill were collected on June 22, July 15, August 29, and September 30, 2022, and investigators detected extremely high levels of PFAS chemicals. Specifically, testing found two commonly used PFAS chemicals at levels thousands of times higher than the allowable levels in drinking water, as well as 25 other PFAS compounds.”…