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  • DuPont looks to kill $4B chemours liability-offloading suit


    18 Sep 2019 | Law 360

    DuPont is asking a court to end a $4 billion suit by spinoff Chemours over ballooning environmental liabilities.

  • Maine dairy farmer’s blood tests high for ‘forever chemicals’ from toxic sludge


    16 Aug 2019 | York County Coast Star

    Blood tests performed on Arundel dairy farmer Fred Stone show levels of the “forever chemicals” 20 times the national average more than two years after he and his wife stopped drinking the milk and water on the farm.

  • DuPont says N.J. toxic mess caused by U.S. government ordering chemicals for WW1 and WW2


    5 Aug 2019 | NJ Advance Media

    In court filings, the company says the federal government ordered millions of pounds of chemicals to be produced at four sites across New Jersey during the two World Wars. Because that work was done under a federal contract, DuPont argues that it does not have liability in recent lawsuits filed against the company by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

  • Ardmore refinery sues chemical manufacturers for toxic ‘forever chemical’


    25 Jul 2019 | The Frontier

    An Oklahoma petroleum refinery has sued several chemical manufacturers and fire suppression equipment companies for damages it expects to incur because of a type of chemical that was used in the fire-extinguishing foam stored and used at the refinery.

  • 98 claims filed against New Windsor, NY over tainted water


    23 Jul 2019 | Times-Herald Record

    Ninety-eight notices of claim have been filed against New Windsor, NY seeking damages in the wake of the disclosure that its water contained PFOS and PFOA.

  • Federal PFAS hearing to focus on ‘widespread industrial contamination’


    22 Jul 2019 | MLive

    PFAS pollution across a 25-square mile swath of West Michigan traced to Wolverine World Wide’s manufacturing over decades raises questions of federal policy, state action and corporate responsibility… Sandy Wynn-Stelt’s home is just yards from a former Wolverine dump that is poisoning her water. Her blood tested at 750 times the…

  • North Carolina: Soil samples to be taken as part of GenX agreement


    20 Jul 2019 | The Fayetteville Observer

    Chemours, the company that makes GenX has agreed to take soil samples. The company is also to pay a $12 million penalty and $1 million in investigative costs to the state, submit monthly reports about its GenX emissions, and provide drinking water to homes near the plant that have elevated levels of GenX.

  • 3M could face huge cleanup costs over substance in Scotchgard


    15 Jul 2019 | Star Tribune

    New federal laws will soon address a national chemical pollution problem and could put 3M and other producers of PFAS into a multibillion-dollar financial bind.

  • Mediation proposed for Wolverine PFAS municipal water dispute


    11 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Wolverine World Wide will enter ‘structured, confidential’ mediation under proposed settlement discussions with the state of Michigan and two Kent County townships, which want the shoemaker to pay for extending municipal water to areas where its tannery waste has contaminated the groundwater.

  • A vote this week may help launch changes to federal PFAS oversight


    10 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Congress is looking at a wave of proposed PFAS legislation, including several amendments added to the military spending bill for 2020. If the U.S. House of Representatives votes as expected this week on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, environmental proponents say, they’re likely to include measures that would strengthen PFAS requirements for the federal government and military...

  • 3M stock is the biggest loser in the Dow today. This is why


    5 Jul 2019 | Barron’s

    3M has hit a rough patch, facing new environmental liabilities at the same time that global economic growth is slowing. The concerns have led investors to sell 3M stock (ticker: MMM), driving down its price by more than 20% from its 52-week high. 

  • Chemours says DuPont lowballed environmental liabilities


    1 Jul 2019 | Washington Post

    Chemours, a spinoff of DuPont’s Performance Chemicals unit, filed a recently unsealed lawsuit against DuPont, claiming that the maximum liability exposure figures that DuPont certified prior to the spinoff have proven to be “systematically and spectacularly wrong.”

  • New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, 6 other companies over PFAS contamination


    29 May 2019 | Union Leader

    The state of New Hampshire is taking some of the biggest chemical companies in the world to court, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up groundwater and other forms of contamination from a group of highly toxic chemicals used in everything from firefighting foam to Teflon pans.

  • US House Committee holds hearing on PFAS risks


    28 May 2019 | Wisconsin Public Radio

    The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the risk of contamination and exposure to PFAS. The class of chemicals are used in everyday products like cookware, carpets and firefighting foam. More than 4,700 PFAS chemicals are known to exist...

  • New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination


    15 May 2019 | StateImpact Pennsylvania

    New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against eight manufacturers and sellers of firefighting foam that included forms of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a class of unregulated toxic chemicals that has polluted soil and water nationwide. The lawsuit, filed in the state’s Superior Court, alleges consumer and environmental fraud.…

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