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NJDEP Goes after 5 Chemical Companies for Millions of Dollars Due to Contamination

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Its all about the money while local polluters are ignored NJDEP goes after deep pockets .

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Trenton NJ, Clean Water Aciton praised NJDEP announcement today identifying 5 chemical companies — Solvay, DuPont, Dow DuPont, Chemours and 3M — as “responsible for extensive contamination and directing them to fund millions of dollars in assessment and cleanup efforts” (see NJDEP release embedded below). 

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Ridgewood Water Launches Lawsuit to ensure the health and safety of our drinking water

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Ridgewood Water , “We have a responsibility to protect our drinking water supply from exposure to and contamination with toxic PFAS, and yesterday’s filing is just one step of many that we are taking towards fulfilling that responsibility.  The companies that knowingly sold and promoted these products – despite recognizing that they would impact our drinking water – must be held accountable for the costs we will incur to remove them, and that is what this lawsuit is all about.

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Ridgewood Water Seeking to Sue Companies Behind Chemical Contamination of the Water Supply

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Ridgewood NJ,  Ridgewood Water is seeking to identify the companies behind the chemical contamination of its water supply know as PFAS .

PFAS do not occur naturally, but are widespread and extremely persistent in the environment. They are man-made chemicals that have been used to make carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food and other materials (e.g., cookware) resistant to water, grease or stains. They are also used for firefighting at airfields and in a number of industrial processes.

While Ridgewood Water is working to identify specific sources, and has retained a California-based law firm to potentially sue over the expensive costs of meeting new state and federal water quality standards.

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