firefighting foam

NC sues makers of firefighting foam over PFAS contamination

NC sues makers of firefighting foam over PFAS contamination

The North Carolina Department of Justice filed suit Thursday against more than a dozen manufacturers of firefighting foam that contains toxic "forever chemicals," accusing the companies of failing to tell those using the foam how to properly handle it.

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