Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against DuPont Over Drinking Water

Jan. 11, 2022
The lawsuit asked DuPont, Corteva and Chemours to pay to filter toxic chemicals at New York water treatment plants.

Water management company Suez Water New York Inc. comes up short in its bid to make several chemical manufacturers pay to filter toxic substances at five water treatment plants it operates, according to an article from Reuters. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the company against E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., DuPont de Nemours Inc., Corteva Inc. and The Chemours Co. in 2020, which argued the companies should pay for upgrades to plants located in southern New York due to the chemical makers’ alleged role in polluting the state's water with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

According to the article, the pricey filtering systems are needed to cut PFAS to levels set by New York last year. The judge did not agree with Suez that he could exercise jurisdiction over Corteva and DuPont as successors of the manufacturers of PFAS. Suez reportedly plans to file an amended complaint.

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