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BASF Agrees to $316.5 Million PFAS Water Contamination Settlement

BASF has agreed to pay $316.5 million to resolve liability the company faces in lawsuits brought by dozens of cities and municipalities nationwide, over widespread water contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contained in firefighting foam and other products manufactured by the company.

While PFAS chemicals have been used in a variety of different consumer products in recent decades, most of the problems linked to the chemicals stem from large volumes contained in aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), which has been widely used by the military and firefighters for decades to fight fuel-based fires.

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