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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:36:05 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Suffolk County Water Authority (NY) "Files Complaint Against Manufacturers ..."
SCWA Files Complaint Against Manufacturers of Several Groundwater Contaminants

by Beth Young 
East End Beacon
December 7, 2017 

After the U.S. Department of Defense refused to pay for work done by the Suffolk County Water Authority and the Suffolk County Health Department to protect the public from contaminants in private wells surrounding Gabreski Airport, the Water Authority has filed civil complaints against the manufacturers of chemicals contaminating the water supply both in Westhampton Beach and in other locations throughout the county.

The two separate complaints, filed Nov. 30 in the Eastern District Court of New York, are against manufacturers of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and against manufacturers of the synthetic industrial chemical 1,4-dioxane.

“The ratepayers of the Suffolk County Water Authority should not have to pay for the reckless behavior of companies who knew or should have known about these dangers,” said SCWA Chairman James F. Gaughran. “And we’re going to do everything we can to make sure they won’t.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
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