This week, New Jersey’s Attorney General and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) filed two lawsuits regarding damages to natural resources. One lawsuit is against two companies regarding PFAS contamination.
Text from New Jersey’s press release:
“The first suit is against Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC and Arkema Inc., two companies responsible for widespread contamination from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) emanating from a Gloucester County facility, which has contaminated public drinking water in the region.”
“Despite DEP’s urging, for years Solvay has been slow to take responsibility for the PFAS contamination it has spread throughout the region With respect to serious public health concerns, like impacts to public drinking water, Solvay has been disregarding the damage and risks to the public.”
“Today’s complaint seeks to compel Solvay to promptly and thoroughly investigate and remediate the extent of its pollution, protect drinking water sources, and restore natural resources damaged by the hazardous substances that Solvay continues to release into the state’s environment, including into our air, surface water, and groundwater, and to publicly disclose information regarding the health and environmental impacts of its operations.”
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