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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