Michigan AG Filed Lawsuit against Paper Manufacturer over PFAS Contamination

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a lawsuit against a paper manufacturer over the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—also known as toxic “forever chemicals”—through its manufacturing operations. According to the complaint, the company sent “toxic sludges” containing PFAS to be composted at a nearby facility, inaccurately representing the waste as “inert” despite the unsafe levels of forever chemicals. AG Nessel’s lawsuit sought costs and damages and an order requiring the company to investigate and remediate the contamination.