By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Kalispel Tribe files lawsuit over contaminated water

Latest litigation joins others, including city of Airway Heights, over impacts of ‘forever chemicals’


Last updated 4/9/2020 at 9:58am

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has filed a $21.27 million lawsuit against companies including 3M and Tyco Fire Products along with the United States government over chemicals used in firefighting foam that have contaminated drinking water sources in Airway Heights.

The lawsuit filed Monday, March 30, in federal court in Washington joins others around the country dealing with alleged harmful effects of polyfluoroalkyl substances, referred to as PFAS, used in firefighting foam and other products. Fairchild Air Force Base is reported to have used firefighting foam containing...

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