Chemical Co. Accused Of Hiding Spill-Related Cancer Risks

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- West Virginia businesses and residents who were left without water for several days after a coal-processing chemical spill lodged a putative class action Monday, accusing the chemical's manufacturer of concealing cancer risks.

Eastman Chemical Co. joins West Virginia American Water Corp. and Freedom Industries Inc. as a defendant in the suit seeking unspecified monetary damages and medical monitoring for those exposed to the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, also known as 4-MCHM. West Virginia American Water and Freedom Industries have been common targets in class actions related to...
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