|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 11 Nov 2020 14:11:13 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "N.J. sues chemical maker Solvay for evading responsibility for toxic pollution from West Deptford plant"|
N.J. sues chemical maker Solvay for evading responsibility for toxic pollution from West Deptford plant by Jacob Adelman Philadelphia Inquirer November 10, 2020 New Jersey officials have sued chemical maker Solvay, accusing the firm of ignoring a mandate that it clean up contaminated drinking water and other pollution linked to toxic compounds once produced at its West Deptford plant. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Catherine R. McCabe, commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, said in a release Tuesday that Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC has disregarded damage and risks to the public from the compounds known as PFAS, which were once used in making nonstick cookware. Arkema Inc., from which Solvay bought the Gloucester County facility in 1990, is also named in the suit, which alleges violations of New Jersey’s Spill Act, its Air- and Water-Pollution Control Acts, and other counts. The complaint marks the latest attempt by New Jersey regulators and prosecutors to hold companies to account for the noxious legacy of the state’s heavy-industrial past. Officials also on Tuesday announced a lawsuit against Honeywell Inc. over contaminated discharges from a property it acquired along the Hudson River in the North Jersey borough of Edgewater. … For the entire article, see https://www.inquirer.com/news/new-jersey/pfas-new-jersey-solvay-contamination-lawsuits-grewal-dep-chemicals-20201110.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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