On April 6, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and his Environmental Bureau, along with Special Assistant Attorneys General from DiCello Levitt and co-counsel, filed a lawsuit alleging that AFFF manufacturers have, for decades, been aware their products were dangerous to human health and the environment, yet continued to manufacture AFFF while misleading their customers, the government, and the public about AFFF’s toxic properties.
The lawsuit alleges that the resulting AFFF releases have caused widespread contamination and damages to Illinois’ environment and natural resources. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages to restore Illinois’ natural resources and monetary damages necessary for state officials to continue identifying, monitoring, and remediating AFFF contamination in Illinois’ environment.
“We continue to work diligently with the Attorney General and co-counsel to help Illinois clean up its environment, restore its natural resources, and provide its residents with their right to enjoy a healthful environment,” said Dan Flynn, DiCello Levitt’s Environmental Litigation Practice Group leader.
The DiCello Levitt team involved in the litigation includes Dan Flynn, Adam Levitt, Anna Claire Skinner, and Cassandra Hadwen. For the Illinois Attorney General’s full press release, visit http://bit.ly/415EPA8