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Jun 1, 2016 2:23 PM

Law firm associated with Erin Brockovich headed back to NH for PFOA community meeting


MANCHESTER - The law firm Erin Brockovich has teamed with is headed back to the Granite State.

Weitz and Luxenburg announced on Wednesday that they will hold a meeting for the community in Manchester on June 6. This meeting will be to discuss their investigation into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination of New England's drinking water and options for effected residents.

Consumer advocate, Erin Brockovich joined Weitz and Luxenberg in the PFOA investigation. She said that, "there are now eight counties in the state with dangerous levels of PFOA in their drinking water, and this number could grow as testing continues."

Brockovich, along with Weitz and Luxenberg began investigating in March after PFOAs were detected in Merrimack's drinking water. The firm then filed a federal class action lawsuit against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

Since the announcement of the investigation, there have been PFOAs detected in Litchfield and Amherst as well.

The meeting with Weitz and Luxenburg will be at Southern New Hampshire University's Dining Center Banquet Hall at 6 p.m. on June 6.

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