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$4 billion settlement on 'forever chemicals'

 

Last updated 1/26/2021 at 2:27pm

On Jan. 22, DuPont, Chemours and Corteva announced a cost sharing settlement of $4 billion for lawsuits involving the PFAS "forever chemicals." As a refresher, PFAS chemicals have contaminated drinking water supplies around the globe as a result of chemical companies being allowed to "self-regulate" and "do no harm" policies and allowances. Due to lack of regulations, chemical companies then took the stance of "there isn't a law/regulation stating I can't dump X chemical," so now we are all suffering the consequences through a myriad of health problems that all could have been avoidable.

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