Tennessee Files ‘Forever Chemical’ Lawsuit Against Firefighting Foam Makers
July 11, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s attorney general has sued several companies, including 3M Co., alleging their aqueous film-forming firefighting foam (AFFF) contained toxic polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that were released into the state’s water supplies, causing a myriad of adverse health effects.
In a complaint removed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on July 7, Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti alleges “defendants’ tortious, deceptive, and unlawful actions have caused and/or contributed to significant known PFAS contamination” of water, air, soil and property.
“Defendants knew that their AFFF Products would release PFAS into the environment, harm people and …