DuPont and Chemours sued by New Jersey over pollution in Pompton Lakes and other sites

SCOTT FALLON and JAMES O’NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM – New Jersey sued chemical giant DuPont on Wednesday seeking financial damages for widespread pollution that contaminated air, soil and water at four sites across the state and endangered the health of thousands, including residents of a Pompton Lakes neighborhood who have had to endure cancer-causing solvents beneath their homes for decades.

State officials said the lawsuits target four New Jersey manufacturing sites where the government allegesDuPont spent almost a century haphazardly discarding toxic waste that often migrated to surrounding communities.

Chemours, a DuPont spinoff company, and chemical company 3M are also named in some of the four DuPont lawsuits filed Wednesday in state Superior Court …

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