Environment & Energy Report

DuPont, Others Face Legal Risks With EPA Nonstick Chemicals Push (1)

Feb. 14, 2019, 2:24 PMUpdated: Feb. 14, 2019, 5:01 PM

The EPA’s plan to address nonstick chemicals in drinking water means more monitoring of water supplies, which could mean more lawsuits for 3M, DuPont, and companies like Keds shoe manufacturer Wolverine World Wide Inc.

Increasing monitoring and developing more methods to detect the chemicals are among the steps the Environmental Protection Agency plans to take to understand where the chemicals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are being found and why, Dave Ross, assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Water, said at a Feb. 14 briefing.

The agency also is considering...

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