Landmark Delaware PFAS Settlement Underscores Urgent Need to Address ‘Forever Chemical’ Pollution Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ newly announced settlement with Dupont, Corteva, and Chemours is a landmark victory for states working to address the long-term water contamination and public health dangers associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS or PFASs. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and former secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, heralded the settlement and urged federal leaders to continue to push for PFAS solutions nationwide.

“PFAS pollution threatens people and wildlife alike in Delaware and across the nation,” O’Mara said. “This landmark settlement, led by Attorney General Jennings, not only will help Delaware clean up unhealthy ‘forever chemical’ pollution, but it also underscores the urgency of acting swiftly to remediate toxic PFAS chemicals that have devastated communities all across the country. We need to build upon this important action in Delaware by working with Congress and the Biden Administration to forge a national solution to deal with what is clearly a national problem.”

The National Wildlife Federation and its Great Lakes Regional Center have been leading advocates for addressing PFAS pollution. The organization published an essential report and infographic outlining how state and federal officials can set clean water protections, support water infrastructure investment, and back cutting-edge research to prevent and remediate insidious PFAS pollution.

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