On Monday, April 18, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford issued a Final Approval Order granting a $34 million class-action settlement in Bennington, Vermont. The decision marked the end of a six-year lawsuit over the contamination of drinking wells in Bennington with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), a toxic forever chemical. The settlement provides significant compensation to the owners of the approximately 2,365 contaminated residential properties in Bennington and North Bennington. Residents are also able to receive ongoing medical monitoring as part of the settlement agreement.
See additional details in both the Bennington Banner and VT Digger.