Two firms sued over PFOA contamination | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 9 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 29, 2016

Two firms sued over PFOA contamination

Department: Business
Keywords: pollution, PFOA, fluorochemicals, law suit, negligence

Residents in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., have filed a class-action suit against Honeywell International and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics for contaminating the village’s drinking water supply with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Both firms had owned the same factory in town that used PFOA to make stain-resistant fabric, according to a federal court filing. The suit charges the firms with negligence and seeks unspecified monetary damages.

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