Tennessee Riverkeeper filed a notice of its intent to sue 3M Co., Decatur, Decatur Utilities and BFI Waste Systems of Alabama.
“This is a threat to public health. The more we learn, the scarier the potential danger of this chemical becomes. Wheeler Reservoir is one of Decatur’s assets. – David Whiteside, Executive Director, Tennessee Riverkeeper
Re: Notice of Intent to Sue Under Section 7002(a)(l)(B) of the Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6972(a)(l)(B).
Pursuant to section 7002(a)(l)(B) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),42 U.S.C. § 6972(a)(l)(B), the Tennessee Riverkeeper, Inc., puts each of the Responsible Parties listed above, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”), on notice of its intent to sue for abatement of an imminent and substantial endangerment to health and the environment in connection with contamination caused by disposal of solid or hazardous waste containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and related chemicals, at several locations in or near Decatur, Alabama. We intend to seek injunctive relief to remedy the ongoing releases of these toxic chemicals into the groundwater and into the Tennessee River (Wheeler Reservoir) and its tributaries, which have resulted in contaminated groundwater in several locations, contaminated water supplies, and contamination of surface water, fish, and