Mississippi AG Filed Lawsuit against Chemical Companies over PFAS Contamination

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, Chemours and numerous affiliated companies over contamination of the state’s natural resources “as a result of the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (‘PFAS’) into the environment through the handling, use, disposal, and storage of products containing PFAS.” The complaint alleged that the companies “designed, manufactured, formulated, distributed, marketed, and/or sold” PFAS-containing products “with the knowledge that these compounds were toxic and that they would be released into the environment even when used as directed and intended.” The lawsuit sought compensation for costs incurred by the state for the investigation, remediation and disposal of PFAS contamination.