NJ says company tasked with cleaning Pompton Lakes pollution was set up to fail by DuPont

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – The chemical giant DuPont deliberately saddled its “fraudulent” spinoff company Chemours with billions of dollars in debt and environmental liabilities in an attempt to shed its expensive toxic cleanups, such as one in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey officials allege in recently filed court papers.

The new claims by the state attorney general’s office were quietly added as amendments to a lawsuit filed against DuPont and Chemours seeking financial damages for widespread pollution in Pompton Lakes

This includes a neighborhood where residents have had to endure cancer-causing solvents that migrated for decades beneath their homes from a now-shuttered DuPont explosives factory …

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