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Navy Seeks To End Landmark PFAS Monitoring Cases On Immunity Grounds

September 09, 2019
The Navy is urging a federal district court to dismiss claims from Pennsylvania residents seeking the military’s payment for medical monitoring to detect health issues that may develop after exposure to perfluorinated chemicals, after an appellate court, in a precedential decision, last year allowed the claims to proceed. In a brief filed last month , the Navy argued that such claims are not covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) waiver of sovereign immunity. RCRA’s waiver permits “injunctive...

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