South Jersey residents sue chemical companies over ‘public health catastrophe’

Source:, May 24, 2021
By: Jon Hurdle

A local battle against toxic chemicals polluting water, soil and air in parts of South Jersey is going to federal court, as multiple lawsuits are being prepared alleging that chemicals emitted by two industrial plants caused birth defects, cancers and other illnesses in dozens of people.

Four of the suits against a total of five companies have been filed in federal court for the District of New Jersey over the last year, and “dozens” more are expected soon, said a lawyer for the plaintiffs. Read more.

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