South Pasadena sues Dow Chemical, Shell Oil after cancer-causing contaminant found in water supply
Source: https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/, September 11, 2020
By: Scott Schwebke
The city of South Pasadena is suing The Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co., alleging that for more than four decades both firms willfully manufactured a pesticide containing a cancer-causing chemical that has contaminated the municipality’s drinking water supply.
The 25-page complaint, filed last month in U.S. District Court, contends that from the 1940s to 1980s Dow and Shell marketed a pesticide containing the chemical 1,2,3-trichloropropane, also known as TCP. Read more.