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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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Water Contamination Lawsuits Help Water Utilities Pay for Cleanup
September 13, 2021

Water Contamination Lawsuits Help Water Utilities Pay for Cleanup

Defective commercial products near surface and groundwater sources and consumer products that release harmful chemicals into the water system are a real threat to safe drinking water. It's key to have a strategy to hold polluters accountable, and in some cases, litigation may be the best option.

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Big Ideas for Small Water Agencies Facing Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water
September 8, 2021

Big Ideas for Small Water Agencies Facing Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water

Who should pay, literally and figuratively, for chemical contamination in source water?

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MTBE Clean-Up in New Hampshire
September 7, 2021

MTBE Clean-Up in New Hampshire

Through private well testing, watershed protection and new water facilities, the people of the Granite State are turning the tide on water contamination and restoring the safety and reliability of their drinking water supplies thanks to bold action to make sure polluters pay for damage.

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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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July 2, 2021

SL represents over 40 water providers in PFAS multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit

SL is now representing over 40 of approximately 75 water providers in MDL-2873 against various AFFF manufacturers.

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March 2, 2021

SL is part of PFAS legal consortium

SL is part of a legal consortium that is dedicated to protecting water providers against the parties responsible for PFAS contamination of public drinking water. 

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