Alaska Sues DuPont Over “Forever Chemicals”

April 13, 2021
The state of Alaska is suing DuPont and other manufacturers of “forever chemicals” for continuing to make and sell foams containing PFAS.

The state of Alaska is suing DuPont and other foam manufacturers for continuing to make and sell foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, according to an article from the Juneau Empire. The so-called “forever chemicals” are commonly used in firefighting foam at airports and have reportedly been linked to a number of negative health effects in humans.

In 2019, the city of Gustavus, Alaska saw its water supply contaminated by PFAS, according to the article. Chemical contamination was also detected at the Hagevig Fire Training Center in the Mendenhall Valley in Juneau. The lawsuit alleges that “companies violated the law by designing defective products, failing to warn the state of Alaska and the general public of the potentially harmful impact of PFAS and engaging in deceptive trade practices.”

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