The U.S. military has long known of the potential dangers from firefighting foam to the environment and continued to use them, according to documents given to the Bucks County Courier-Times.
Mark Cuker of Williams Cuker Berezofsky is suing the federal government over contaminated water wells located near military installations in Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania.
He gave the newspaper an exclusive look at more than 170 documents that, he said, show the military knew for decades that these foams posed a risk from the chemicals PFOS and PFOA.
“The Defense Department and the foam manufacturers have known for over 30 years that these products endanger both human health and the environment,” said Cuker.
NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller speaks with Bucks County Courier-Times reporter Kyle Bagenstose who has been following this issue. Listen to the conversation below.