N.J. chemical company sues, says it didn’t cause pollution it paid $3.5M to clean up

Source:, October 22, 2020
By: Bill Duhart

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.

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