Vermont residents exposed to chemical pollution and seeking medical monitoring will have to continue to seek relief in the courts without state guidance, after a bill mandating monitoring was vetoed by Gov. Phil Scott (R).
The bill (S. 37) would have spelled out that Vermont residents exposed to above-normal levels of fluorinated and other chemicals could ask courts to require the responsible company to pay for long-term medical monitoring.
Courts in 16 states have ruled in favor of medical monitoring, according to the Associated Industries of Vermont. Courts in 12 states have ruled against it.