Volume 95 Issue 8 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 20, 2017 | Web Date: February 15, 2017

DuPont, Chemours settle PFOA suits

Deal will provide $670 million to Ohio Valley residents who claim they were sickened by exposure to contaminated drinking water
Department: Business
Keywords: pollution, PFOA, drinking water, spin-off, bankruptcy

DuPont and Chemours have agreed to pay $670 million to settle 3,550 lawsuits in Ohio and West Virginia by residents who say they were sickened by drinking water contaminated by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) released from a former DuPont plant in Parkersburg, W.Va.

The deal could make it easier for plaintiffs in other regions to pursue similar cases involving PFOA, a processing aid used until 2015 . . .

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