Georgia-Pacific ‘wants to spread the blame’ for PFAS pollution in Parchment, MI

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Georgia-Pacific ‘wants to spread the blame’ for PFAS pollution in Parchment, MI

April 25, 2019 - 14:45
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 25, 2019 (Mlive.com) -In a class action lawsuit filing, Georgia-Pacific is pointing the finger at Michigan regulators and several businesses it says may be at fault for the Parchment water contamination emergency, which affected 3,000 people and has since forced the suburban city to hand its municipal system over to neighboring Kalamazoo.

In the April 19 filing, Georgia-Pacific alleges the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, or DEQ, (now renamed EGLE), “failed to repair and operate a vandalized lift station needed for leachate collection” at a landfill blamed for the PFAS in Parchment water.

Georgia-Pacific’s “nonparty at fault” list also named Cooper Township, which assumed ownership of the landfill in 2011 after the bankruptcy of Crown Vantage Corp. Named private sector parties include Hercules Inc., Hydro-Extrusion North America and AbsolutAire.

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