DuPont Settles NJ Water Contamination Suits For $8M

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge approved an $8.3 million settlement Friday in parallel class actions against DuPont Co. over the release of a potentially hazardous substance into a New Jersey county’s water supply, after scuttling a previous settlement last year.

In both suits, the plaintiffs alleged that DuPont contaminated the water supply in the Salem County, N.J., area through the release of perfluorinated materials, known as C-8 or PFOA. The company rendered the water supply potentially unsafe by releasing enough PFOA to make the chemical’s concentration...
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Case Title

ROWE et al v. E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY


Case Number

1:06-cv-01810

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Renee Marie Bumb

Date Filed

April 18, 2006


Case Title

SCOTT v. E.I. DU PONT DE NUMOURS & COMPANY


Case Number

1:06-cv-03080

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land

Judge

Renee Marie Bumb

Date Filed

July 7, 2006

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