Bucks and Montgomery County residents whose water was allegedly contaminated when toxic fire-fighting foam used at nearby military bases seeped into their wells have filed a lawsuit against 3M and several other manufacturers of the chemical.

The plaintiffs in the prospective class action demanded compensation for medical monitoring and property damage, claiming the defendants—including 3M, Angus Fire and its subsidiary National Foam, The Ansul Co., Buckeye Fire Protection Co., and Chemguard—failed to warn users about the dangers of improperly disposing Aqueous Film Forming Foam, or AFFF.

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