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Fairchild hit with second lawsuit

Local landowners file legal action against U.S. government over water contamination


Last updated 11/21/2018 at 7:27pm

Two West Plains landowners have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the federal government in the aftermath of the area’s water contamination, alleging that officials at Fairchild Air Force Base used the fire retardant irresponsibly and failed to warn neighbors of its “inherently dangerous properties.”

The suit is the second filed as a result of the incident, in which firefighting foam leeched into the water table from an on-base training facility. The first was filed in April and represents more than 100 people. That complaint takes aim at the manufacturers of the foam an...

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