New Jersey Sues 3M, DuPont Over Toxic Chemicals in Fire Foam (1)

May 14, 2019, 5:48 PMUpdated: May 14, 2019, 9:00 PM

New Jersey sued 3M, DuPont, and six other companies for damages to natural resources from widespread contamination by fluorinated chemicals used in firefighting foam.

The May 14 lawsuit, filed in state Superior Court, alleges that the companies manufactured and sold firefighting foam products in New Jersey for decades despite knowing that the products released toxic and harmful chemicals into the environment. New York filed a similar lawsuit in June.

Defendants in the New Jersey case, in addition to 3M Co. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, included Tyco Fire Products LP, Chemguard Inc., Buckeye Fire Equipment ...

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