The Town of Riverhead, Long Island, has filed a suit against three companies for allegedly contaminating the town’s drinking water supply.
The town claims that products manufactured by The 3M Company, DuPont, and The Chemours Company contained harmful PFAS chemicals that were marketed and sold to industries in Riverhead. And now two of the town’s drinking water wells contain high levels of PFAS.
A 3M spokesperson said in a statement that the company “will vigorously defend its record of environmental stewardship.”
Similar suits were filed against these companies in recent years from towns in Nassau County and the New York State Attorney General.
In the past, The Chemours Company has admitted to being a “minor player” in the release of these chemicals to the environment, but claimed the effects to be “negligible.”