Tag: contamination

District Judge Rules to Certify PFAS Class Action Against DuPont and Chemours

In the ongoing battle against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination, U.S. District Judge James Dever of the Eastern District of North Carolina certified two classes of plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming Chemours Co. and DuPont discharged wastewater containing PFAS and GenX chemicals, also known as “forever chemicals,” into the Cape Fear River, exposing as […]

EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Contaminants List

The EPA published the Final Fifth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 5), which will serve as the basis for the Agency’s regulatory considerations over the next five-year cycle under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The updated list includes a substantial expansion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—an important first step toward identifying additional […]

DuPont Water Contamination Case Dismissed

On January 4, 2022, U.S. District Judge Lewis Liman of the Southern District of New York dismissed claims against Du Pont de Nemours and Co and its codefendants seeking payment for upgrades to five water treatment plants managed by Suez Water New York Inc. The suit, Suez Water New York v. Dupont, Corteva, Inc, and […]

Prevent a Contamination Lawsuit Before It Happens

At the 2018 Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) Energy & Environment Conference, Kristen Sherman, Assistant General Counsel for UTC Aerospace Systems, discussed steps concerning outreach that businesses can take to prevent lawsuits. Though the topic of the discussion was vapor intrusion, the migration of vapor-forming chemicals from a subsurface source into soil and groundwater, […]