On Air with IER: Episode 118

This week: A company pays $9.8 million to settle claims it was responsible for pollution leading to an Elkhart Superfund site, and a new report finds there may be a lot more PFAS contamination around the country than we think.
November 7, 2022


Welcome to Episode 118 of the IER Podcast!


Flexsteel Settles, Ends Decades-long Legal Dispute Over Elkhart Contaminated Groundwater Site

By Enrique Saenz

The former owner of three RV seat-assembly facilities suspected of contributing to a contamination plume that is now a Superfund site in Elkhart agreed to pay $9.8 million to settle allegations it violated state and federal environmental laws.

Read the full story here.


PFAS Contamination May Be More Widespread Than Limited Testing Indicates

By Enrique Saenz

Contamination from toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” is much more widespread than limited testing indicates, and “should be presumed” at tens of thousands more airports, industrial facilities and downstream wastewater treatment plants across the U.S., according to a new study.

That means that many more Hoosiers living near or downstream from dozens of industrial sites, military installations or solid waste landfills could be facing PFAS exposure and potential contamination.

Read the full story here.