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N.J. Pressures Companies for Fluorinated Chemical Cleanup

March 25, 2019, 8:01 PM

New Jersey warned five manufacturers that they could be on the hook for millions to assess and clean up damage to natural resources from widespread contamination by fluorinated chemicals.

In a March 25 directive, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ordered Solvay SA, DuPont Specialty Products USA LLC, DowDuPont Inc., Chemours Co., and 3M Co. to provide a detailed accounting of their use and discharge of the chemicals, which have been used for more than 60 years.

The directive was the first of its kind in the nation that directs chemical ...