NRWA Files PFAS Class Action Lawsuit

Yesterday the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) and the City of Millington, Tennessee, filed a class action lawsuit against several companies that “designed, manufactured, marketed and sold” products containing PFAS.  The companies named in the lawsuit include 3M, Dupont, and Chemours.

NRWA and the City of Millington are seeking the following:

  1. That the defendants pay to “….fully investigate and provide information….about the extent of any existing PFAS contamination through a court-supervised drinking water well testing program….”
  2. And “….to recover damages already incurred and/or that will be incurred….in investigating, monitoring, remediating and otherwise responding to potential contamination of their water supplies…..”

A Press Release and a copy of the complaint are enclosed (NRWA-complaint) (Press-Release-NRWA-2.25.20)

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About Dan Askenaizer

Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.