USA: Residents sue chemical companies for $100 million over failure to warn them of arsenic, lead pollution

Author: Lauren Cross, NWI Times (USA), Published on: 28 November 2016

"Residents seek $100M against East Chicago companies", 25 Nov 2016

More than 250 individuals who say they are victims of decades’ worth of “rampant pollution” are seeking $100 million in punitive damages against a group of companies that once operated in East Chicago, according to a lawsuit filed last week.  The lawsuit...alleges companies like Atlantic Richfield Company and DuPont, among others, are responsible for and contributed to “decades of negligent, reckless and intentional release of dangerously large amounts of toxins into the environment”...The...plaintiffs allege companies that operated within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead- and arsenic-contaminated Superfund site, designated in 2009, knew about the dangerous toxins but failed to warn area residents...Other companies named in the suit include original companies, subsidiaries or successors: Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company; BP West Coast Products, LLC; E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company; The Chemours Company; Hammond Group, Inc.; Hammond Lead Products, LLC; Halstab, LLC; and Halox, LLC...

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Related companies: Arco (part of BP) BP Chemours (formerly part of DuPont) DuPont Tesoro