DuPont News

Chemours Claims Against DuPont Over Environmental Liabilities Left to Arbitration

A Delaware judge has granted the DuPont Co.’s request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on spinoff company Chemours. Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III ruled Monday that he has no jurisdiction …

Ex-DuPont CEO Backtracks, Says Chemours Liabilities ‘Uncapped’

DuPont de Nemours Inc.’s ex-top executive is backtracking on claims the chemical maker never intended to saddle its spinoff Chemours Co. with “unlimited exposure” for liabilities. Ellen Kullman, who resigned as CEO in 2015, said in a court filing directors …

Ex-DuPont CEO Claims No Intent to Burden Chemours with Unlimited Liabilities

DuPont de Nemours Inc. never intended to saddle its spinoff Chemours Co. with “unlimited exposure” to its liabilities, DuPont’s former chief executive officer said, sending Chemours stock up sharply. Ellen Kullman, who resigned as DuPont’s CEO and chairman in 2015 …

DuPont Says It Will No Longer Buy Firefighting Foam With Suspect Chemicals

Industrial materials maker DuPont said on Wednesday it would stop buying and using firefighting foams made with a controversial class of chemicals, which are at the center of multiple environmental lawsuits, by the end of 2021. The chemicals, which have …

Towns Raising Concerns About New Hampshire PFAS Standards

Groups representing municipalities and businesses are trying to put the brakes on New Hampshire’s efforts to impose some of the nation’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in the state. Last …

Vermont Sues DuPont, 3M, Others Over Chemical Pollutants

Vermont announced Thursday that it’s filed lawsuits against DuPont, 3M and other chemical companies for damages it says was caused to groundwater, drinking water and other natural resources by the contamination of a class of potentially toxic chemicals. The two …

Five Delaware Residents Sue Firms Over Water Contamination

Five Delaware residents whose water supply was contaminated by chemicals linked to health issues ranging from cancer to infertility are suing companies that manufactured the chemicals. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Sussex County residents say they have high …

Maine Bill Aims to Ban Certain Food Packaging Chemicals

The Maine Legislature has passed a bill aimed at prohibiting the sale of food packaging with certain potentially toxic chemicals. The Senate on Tuesday sent the bill to Governor Janet Mills, who has pushed to explore contamination risks from per- …

Milwaukee Jury Awards $6M to 3 in Lead Poisoning Suit Against Paint Companies

A federal jury in Milwaukee on Friday awarded $2 million each to three men who sued three major paint and pigment companies which the men claimed were responsible for the lead poisoning they suffered as toddlers in their homes. The …

Judges Weigh Consolidating Firefighting Foam, Other Water Chemical Lawsuits

Creating a massive lawsuit over cancer-linked chemicals found in around a third of Americans’ drinking water got a skeptical reception in federal court Thursday. A panel of seven judges in Manhattan repeatedly asked whether cases across the U.S. should be …