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New Hampshire Sues 3M, DuPont Over Nonstick Chemicals (1)

May 29, 2019, 5:15 PMUpdated: May 29, 2019, 11:33 PM

DuPont, 3M, and other chemical manufacturers should pay for their nonstick compounds’ contamination of New Hampshire’s waterways, the state said in two lawsuits filed May 29.

Four types of the companies’ fluorinated chemicals have contaminated the state’s groundwater, surface water, and fish, wildlife, and marine resources, and the companies should pay all costs for investigating and cleaning up the contaminants, according to two lawsuits filed against the manufacturers in state Superior Court.

The lawsuits are the latest by states against manufacturers over contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals, which are used in nonstick coatings and firefighting foam. Delaware,...

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