January 22, 2020 / 9:43 PM / a month ago

Calif. water utility sues U.S. over PFAS contamination from Air Force base

A California water utility has sued the U.S. government in Sacramento federal court, alleging that the U.S. Air Force knowingly contaminated one of its sources of drinking water by disposing of a firefighting foam laced with substances it says are hazardous.

In the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) accuses the Air Force of having acted negligently by contaminating a water well in Sacramento County with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is found in firefighting foam it used at a base.

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