West Virginia suit filed over exposure to firefighting foam

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Chemours (Photo: WWAY)

MARTINSBURG, WV (AP) — Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city’s water supply from firefighting foam.

The lawsuit filed by Charles Town attorney Stephen Skinner seeks damages for exposing Martinsburg residents to chemicals known as PFAs.

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Among the defendants in the lawsuit filed last month in federal court were 3M Co., DuPont Co. and Chemours.

Last year, the Air Force agreed to reimburse the city $4.9 million for expenses related to a 2016 chemical cleanup from the city’s water supply.

The source of the contamination was firefighting foam used by the Air National Guard at the Eastern Regional Airport.