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Web Date: February 13, 2017

DuPont and 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
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
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.

DuPont and Chemours, a DuPont spin-off that now owns the plant, will each pay $335 million of the settlement. In addition, Chemours . . .

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