DuPont Ceases Manufacturing of PFOA Ahead of New EPA Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is in the process of proposing a rule to end future manufacturing, importing, and/or usage of perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”). Additionally, earlier this year (and ahead of schedule), Dupont ceased its production of PFOA at all of its facilities. Recently in New Jersey, the Toxic Injury Lawyers helped settle a case related to the exposure of PFOA resulting from DuPont’s release of the chemical into the Delaware River and a nearby landfill by its DuPont Chamber Works plant. The company’s release of PFOA resulted in the contamination of the water supply, exposing 4,248 homes in Salem County to the chemical.