Chemical Lawsuits | July 1, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 26 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 91 Issue 26 | pp. 16-17
Issue Date: July 1, 2013

Chemical Lawsuits

Toxic substances reform legislation could make it harder to seek damages from companies, lawyers say.
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: TSCA, toxic torts, state pre-emption

After chemicals seeped from a waste dump in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, N.Y., residents filed lawsuits in 1979 to collect damages, claiming they were sickened by exposure to these substances. On the other side of the U.S., people from Hinkley, Calif., in the 1990s sued for compensation for health problems they said came from hexavalent chromium that leaked from a water-­cooling system of a natural gas compressor . . .

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