The defendants are 3M Company, Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, Chemguard Inc., Tyco Fire Products LP, and National Foam, Inc. SCWA asserts state law tort claims against the manufacturers of aqueous film forming foam, which contains the toxic perfluorinated chemical carcinogens PFOA and PFOS. Defendants have filed a joint motion to dismiss, which is currently pending before the Honorable Joanna Seybert in the Eastern District of New York. On September 12, 2018, Magistrate Judge Shields ordered the parties to commence full discovery despite the pendency of Defendants’ motion.
Suffolk County Water Authority v. The 3M Company et al., Case No. 17-cv-06982 (E.D.N.Y) (filed Nov. 30, 2017). This case seeks damages for PFOA/PFOS contamination of drinking water wells suffered by Suffolk County Water Authority (“SCWA”), the nation’s largest supplier of public drinking water from groundwater, resulting from off-site contamination of a former airport.