N.J. chemical company sues, says it didn’t cause pollution it paid $3.5M to clean up
Source: https://www.nj.com/, October 22, 2020
By: Bill Duhart
A South Jersey chemical manufacturer has filed a lawsuit accusing a nearby refinery of being the source of water pollution for which the manufacturer has paid “millions” to remediate for more than a decade.
Solvay Specialty Polymers — which had operated a facility in West Deptford, about 3 miles away from Paulsboro, for decades – said an investigation it recently concluded has determined Paulsboro Refining Company is the likely source of the substances —polyfluoroalkyl (“PFAS”), perfluorononanoic acid (“PFNA”), perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”), and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) – contaminating water in parts of Paulsboro’s water system. Read more.