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  • May 7, 2024
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DEEP DIVE: Indiana Files Lawsuit Against Chemical Companies Over "Forever Chemicals"

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has launched a massive lawsuit against more than 20 manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” The lawsuit, filed on 10 April 2024 in Shelby County, Indiana, seeks injunctive relief, damages, civil penalties, and recovery costs, among other things, for the contamination caused by the release of PFAS chemicals into the state's air, soil, water, and property. The case is currently pending before the Shelby Superior Court 1.

Focus of the Lawsuit

“We’re taking action today to hold these companies accountable for their clear violation of laws designed to protect human health," Rokita said in a press release. "For decades, they sought to hide research showing that their products were extremely dangerous to people everywhere, including Hoosiers. And they did it so they could make million-dollar profits at the cost of our health and well-being.”


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