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Democrats Float Bill To Allow Private Suits Against PFAS Manufacturers

April 6, 2021
Correction Appended Newly announced legislation from House and Senate Democrats would allow individuals who have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to sue companies linked to those exposures, expanding liability for firms that make or use the chemicals while also setting up a new medical monitoring program for victims. In an April 5 press release, Environmental Working Group (EWG) says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) used a community roundtable that day in Hoosick Falls, NY, to announce the “PFAS...

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