DuPont, Chemours Agree To Settle Teflon Cases For $671M

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 2:35 PM EST) -- DuPont Co. and Chemours Co., the company the chemical giant spun off in 2015, agreed to pay $671 million to resolve multidistrict litigation in Ohio federal court alleging DuPont improperly dumped cancer-causing chemicals, the companies announced Monday.

The case dates back to a 2001 class action, which alleged DuPont contaminated the drinking supply of 70,000 people. (AP) The settlement was reached after three trials awarded damages to plaintiffs who said DuPont’s decades of dumping former Teflon ingredient C8, or PFOA, into air and water from a plant on the Ohio River caused cancer clusters in six Ohio water districts. DuPont and...

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