Bloomberg Law
April 6, 2023, 4:19 PMUpdated: April 7, 2023, 3:12 PM

Dow Chemical, Shell Settle Dole’s Water Contamination Suit (1)

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Dole Packaged Foods LLC has settled claims that Dow Chemical Co. and Shell USA Inc., formerly known as Shell Oil Co., contaminated the drinking water at its Atwater, Calif., plant with the chemical 1,2,3-trichloropropan.

Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald of the US District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the suit Wednesday on the stipulation of the parties.

The companies in December asked the court to suspend deadlines after reaching a tentative agreement to settle the case on Dec. 6, 2022. Counsel for Dole, Ken Sansone with SL Environmental Law Group PC, said the terms of the ...

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