Media Coverage

Shifting the Cost of PFAS Contamination to the Product Manufacturers
November 19, 2021

Shifting the Cost of PFAS Contamination to the Product Manufacturers

Increased testing for groundwater contaminated with PFOA or similar chemicals throughout the United States has drawn attention to the culpability of manufacturers for allowing these toxic products to be used without notifying people of the dangers.

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California agency sues 3M, others over groundwater contamination
November 10, 2021

California agency sues 3M, others over groundwater contamination

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which oversees drinking water supplied to 43 cities in Los Angeles County, has sued 3M Co, Corteva Inc, the Chemours Co and other manufacturers and sellers of industrial and consumer products over claims they contain a toxic chemical that polluted drinking water in Los Angeles. The lawsuit is the latest to be filed in South Carolina multidistrict litigation involving PFAS-related claims.

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EPA proposes regulating 'forever chemicals' under hazardous waste law
October 28, 2021

EPA proposes regulating 'forever chemicals' under hazardous waste law

"The new regulation, if adopted, would particularly affect the operations of water treatment facilities, wastewater plants and landfills." said Kenneth Sansone, a partner at SL Environmental Law Group.

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California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages
September 14, 2021

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

“After 10 long years, Pomona has achieved its goal which is to make sure that the citizens of our city will not have to pay the cost of cleaning up a mess created by a large foreign corporation doing business in our city,” said Pomona City Manager James Makshanoff.

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Pomona wins $48 million in groundwater pollution case
September 14, 2021

Pomona wins $48 million in groundwater pollution case

A federal jury awarded the city of Pomona $48 million in damages to be paid by a foreign corporation for contaminating its groundwater with a toxic chemical mixed with fertilizer and sold to citrus farmers for decades.

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Events

News Announcements

November 8, 2021

The Water Replenishment District Files a Lawsuit Against 3M, DuPont and Others Over PFAS Contamination

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of AFFF for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of PFAS that have contaminated groundwater supplies within WRD's service area, which includes 43 cities and covers a 420-square-mile region of southern Los Angeles County.

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October 27, 2021

SL welcomes attorney Mike DiGiannantonio to the team

After years of corporate litigation, Mike has chosen to focus on protecting the public and the environment from corporate polluters.

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September 8, 2021

City of Pomona wins legal battle after 10 years

The City of Pomona, represented by SL Environmental Law Group, has been successful in their 10 year battle to hold polluters accountable for drinking water contamination from the chemical perchlorate.

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September 1, 2021

The City of Pomona is not giving up

Back in court for the third time, following a successful appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the City of Pomona – represented by SL Environmental Law Group – is seeking compensation from SQM North America Corporation for the contamination of the city's water supply with a toxic chemical called perchlorate.

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