Lawsuit for Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Government Remediation in West Virginia
Perfluoroalkyl Substances or PFAS are compounds found in industrial areas and can cause contamination with water. And this compound is considered to be among the most poisonous and carcinogen that can cause cancer. Often many communities are located in the areas where carcinogen compound gets contaminated in the public and private water body, thus being a severe threat for everyone.
At Logue Law Group, we have handled numerous cases of PFAS removal and remediation. Our West Virginia PFS lawyer has been helping communities in these lawsuits and getting the rightful justice they deserve. Come to us right away and get the best outcome for your claim.How is PFAS Used?
Companies like DuPoint and 3M are majorly benefitted from the use of PFAS in their operations. This component is used for creating water and stain repellents. This revenue can count as $1 billion. The secondary market of PFAS is manufacturing lubricants, coatings, polishes, and sprays which account for an additional $100 million per year.
PFAS is a well-known ingredient used for manufacturing the following products:
- Flame retardants
- Foam extinguisher
- Hydraulic fluids for automobile and aero industries
- Medical devices
- Metal plating
- Non-stick cookware coating
- Food packaging
According to the reports of the Environmental Working Group released in June 2017, PFAS has contaminated the water supply of around 27 states, affecting 15 million Americans. This compound has been found in varying degrees in blood of human beings and domestic animals. PFAS is non-biodegradable which means that this can stay in the environment for million of years.Health Consequences Due to PFAS Exposure and Contamination
As it has already been said, PFAS is found in a majority of areas in the USA, it is obvious that this compound is already affecting everyone in various ways. PFAS is a known human carcinogen and that is why exposure to it might result in cancer. Apart from that, it can give birth to various other issues for you which will include:
- High cholesterol
- Thyroid dysfunction for children
- Mental impairment
- Blood disorder
- Autoimmune disease
- Ulcerative colitis
While all of these issues can cost a lot of medical bills, removal of PFAS is a highly expensive task for even a community. And that is why our West Virginia PFS lawyer will represent you in your claim and will make sure you get the rightful justice.How Does PFAS Enter Water Supply?
The main source of PFAS is industrial waste. While the waste generally goes to the river or stream, PFAS can go into the ground as well. And will rain, it can contaminate the underground water supply too. As being non-biodegradable, it stays in the system and food chain too. While the areas of fire training facility might see the contamination in the water, the former US air force base in Michigan, the contamination happened with the use of lubricants.
PFAS removal will need special equipment and a filtration process which will cost more than 1 million. This can be a huge burden for any community. With the help of our West Virginia PFS lawyer, you can fight for your claim rightfully. Logue Law Group is here for you.