Personal Injury

Water Contamination from Dumped PFC Chemicals Discovered on U.S. Military Bases

Drinking water and fish assessments including tests by the Michigan Department of Health reveal dangerous levels of PFCs in drinking water collected from private residential wells near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Iosco County. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are chemicals that were used in fire-fighting foams on American military bases.

Similar concerns surround drinking water supplies around other U.S. military bases and former base areas, including Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington, Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois, Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, and Mitchell AFB in Wisconsin.

PFCs are known to cause serious, even lethal injuries, including

  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver tissue damage
  • Thyroid disease
  • Developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants (low birth weight, accelerated puberty, skeletal variations)

If you or a family member are a veteran or local resident and suspect you may suffer from injuries possibly relating to water contaminated by PFCs, we urge you to contact us about your case by calling injury lawyer Fabrice Vincent at 1 800 541-7358 or by using the form below. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your PFC injury lawsuit.


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Lieff Cabraser is at the forefront of environmental lawsuits prosecuting cases against many of the world’s most powerful corporations, obtaining compensation for families and property owners harmed by toxic environmental exposures. Our notable successes include the co-representation of 69 families in Toms River, New Jersey with children whose cancer was linked to environmental contamination caused by Ciba, Union Carbide, and United Water Resources; work as co-lead Class Counsel in a suit against Unocal arising from a series of toxic releases from Unocal’s refinery in Rodeo, California and leading to a settlement of $80 million on behalf of 10,000 individuals; and our work as co-lead counsel in the nationwide class action against DuPont charging that its herbicide Imprelis caused widespread death among trees and other non-targeted vegetation across the U.S. where approximately $400 million was paid to 25,000 claimants.