On May 29, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Bob Scott announced that New Hampshire would file two lawsuits against companies for the manufacturing and dissemination of PFAS. The suits seek damages to help the state investigate, clean up, restore, treat, monitor, and otherwise respond to PFAS contamination of the state’s groundwater, surface water, fish, and other natural and marine resources.
3M, DuPont, and the Chemours Company are named in both lawsuits, though other companies are also impacted. New Hampshire alleges that the companies knew of the dangers of PFAS (in particular, PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and PFHxS) but continued to make and sell the chemicals without warning the public of their health risks.
Copies of the lawsuits can be found here.