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PFAS Litigation May Bring Down More Companies (Podcast)

May 25, 2022, 8:18 PM

DuPont, a company founded shortly after the turn of the 19th century, has gone through a merger and several spinoffs in recent years, still existing more or less in name only.

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And while there were many reasons for these moves, the weight of liability from the chemicals collectively known as PFAS undoubtedly played a factor.

But DuPont isn’t the only company that could be brought low by PFAS suits. Bloomberg Law’s Andrew Wallender did a deep dive on PFAS litigation data and found that plaintiffs here are widening their scope and pursuing other companies, including, most prominently, 3M.

On this episode of our environmental podcast, Parts Per Billion, Andrew speaks about what he learned from looking at this litigation data and how 3M and the other targets of these suits will try to defend themselves.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com