Emmaus sues PFAS makers, seeks cash to scrub up water contamination

EMMAUS, Pa. – A Lehigh County borough is suing dozens of firms that make poisonous chemical substances that had been present in its water provide system.

Emmaus has filed a lawsuit in county courtroom towards the makers of chemical substances generally known as PFAS. Final fall, the Division of Environmental Safety discovered excessive ranges of PFAS in two wells.

They’re known as “endlessly chemical substances” as a result of they break down very slowly within the surroundings, if in any respect.

Emmaus alleges that the PFAS makers knew the chemical substances contaminated its water and failed to supply safer alternate options.

The borough is in search of cash to pay the price of cleansing up the air pollution.

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