The City of Dayton, Ohio filed a complaint under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the United States for alleged PFAS contamination of the City’s drinking water supply originating from a nearby Air Force base. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base had been using firefighting foam that contained PFAS since 1970. Although the Ohio EPA ordered the Base to clean up the chemicals in 2016, plaintiffs allege that the Base never proposed or implemented any remediation actions. The complaint alleges claims for public nuisance and continued trespass and seeks reimbursement for past, present, and future cleanup costs.
May 3, 2021 | City of Dayton v. United States, No. 3:21-cv-00135 (S.D. Ohio)