We wrote last month about the lawsuit our firm filed on behalf of the town of Centre. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued a public health advisory for the Town of Centre Water Works and Sewer Board that validates the lawsuit. The advisory states in part:
The health department, in coordination with ADEM [Alabama Department of Environmental Management], continues monitoring the situation and providing information regarding the EPA health advisory and recent reported levels.
The State Toxicologist has reminded affected consumers that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory suggests that sensitive populations such as pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and formula-fed infants served by the identified water system consider using alternate sources of drinking water.
The public health advisory validates the lawsuit our firm filed by the Water Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Centre against carpet and textile companies, manufacturers and chemical suppliers of PFCs, holding them responsible for polluting the city’s water supply. The lawsuit alleges the Defendants are responsible for putting PFOS and PFOA into the raw water supply upstream of Centre Water’s intake site, in or near the City of Dalton, Georgia.
Safe drinking water is of vital importance to every community. The Town of Centre has already undertaken expenses that it shouldn’t have to bear in order to try and clean up these PFCs. The Town will also continue to face the challenge or monitoring, blending and ultimately filtering the water as a result of the pollution resulting from these chemicals being dumped in its water supply. The Water Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Centre is taking the appropriate actions to insure the safety of the water in its system.
Beasley Allen lawyers Rhon Jones, Rick Stratton, and this writer, along with Roger H. Bedford of Roger Bedford & Associates in Russellville, Alabama, are representing the Town of Centre. The complaint was filed in the Circuit Court of Cherokee County, Alabama. The case has been removed by the Defendants to federal court and we have filed a remand motion.
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