The defendants are Dow Chemical Company, Ferro Corporation, Vulcan Materials Company, Procter & Gamble Company, and Shell Oil Company. SCWA asserts state law tort claims against the manufacturers and distributors of 1,4-dioxane and/or products containing 1,4-dioxane. Defendants have moved to dismiss, and Judge Joseph F. Bianco heard oral argument on Defendants’ Motion on June 27, 2018.
1,4-dioxane - Suffolk County Water Authority
This case seeks damages for 1,4-dioxane contamination of drinking water wells suffered by Suffolk County Water Authority (“SCWA”), the nation’s largest supplier of public drinking water from groundwater, resulting from the use and discharge of 1-4 dioxane or products containing 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogenic compound. The complaint alleges that the defendants, who knew or should have known of the environmental risks of their defectively-designed products, must bear responsibility for the costs of treating the contaminated water and protecting the public from harm.