US Kleenex plant contaminated drinking water with PFAS, lawsuit says

By Tom Perkins | The Guardian | March 19, 2024

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"Toxic PFAS “forever chemical” pollution from a Connecticut Kleenex plant has contaminated nearby drinking water, put residents’ health at risk and destroyed their property value, a new federal class-action lawsuit alleges.

The dangerous chemicals are commonly used in paper production, and air emissions from the plant are behind the region’s tainted drinking water wells, the suit charges. The plaintiffs are seeking $5m in damages and health monitoring costs.

“Learning that their drinking water has been contaminated with dangerous levels of PFAS has been stressful … and now that they know they’ve been exposed to PFAS over a long period of time they want to monitor their health,” the plaintiff’s attorney, Ian Sloss, told the Guardian."

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