Hampton Bays Water District Files Well Contamination Lawsuit
February 26, 2018
Tate Kunkle, an attorney for the Hampton Bays Water District and Southampton Town filed a lawsuit this week against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams that contain the pair of chemicals that have contaminated drinking water wells in Hampton Bays.
The Hampton Bays Water District is seeking to recover “substantial past and future damages” for the cost of cleaning up the contamination that the state Department of Environmental Conservation is blaming on the firefighting foam, which is often used for training and putting out gas fires, according to the complained, filed by Melville-based Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. The law firm was retained by the town last fall.