The State & Environmental Impact Center

North Carolina AG Announced Lawsuits Against Manufacturers for Toxic Chemical Found in Firefighting Foam

November 4, 2021

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein brought four lawsuits against 14 manufacturers of firefighting foam, a material containing PFAS chemicals that is regularly used by firefighters and other first responders to help extinguish hard-to-fight fires. The lawsuits seek court action to require the companies to clean up the damage caused by the toxic foam and monitor future water quality.