Dow, Shell Accused Of Polluting Drinking Water With TCP

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The Golden State Water Co. has accused the Dow Chemical Co., Shell Oil Co. and others of product liability violations for contaminating drinking water with unsafe amounts of TCP, a toxic chemical found in agricultural and other products, according to a complaint filed Friday in California federal court.

California has banned 1,2,3-trichloropronane, known as TCP, from drinking water except at very low levels, but Golden State, which owns and operates drinking water systems across the state, said it has found substantially high levels of the toxic chemical in its wells and water system, blaming the contamination on Dow, Shell, J.R. Simplot Co., FMC...

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