DuPont, Others Must Face Claims In Indiana Superfund Row

By Mike Curley (July 26, 2021, 3:39 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge on Monday trimmed some claims from a suit alleging that DuPont Co., Atlantic Richfield Co. and U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery Inc. allowed contaminants like lead and arsenic to seep into groundwater and the air in an East Chicago neighborhood, but allowed the bulk of the claims to go forward.

While U.S. District Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen dismissed trespass claims against all defendants and nuisance claims against Atlantic Richfield and U.S. Smelter, claims for negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress can proceed against all defendants, and DuPont must face the nuisance claims.

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