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1,4-dioxane

Related Lawyers: Richard S. Lewis, Scott Martin, Katie R. Beran, Jeanette Bayoumi
Related Practice Areas: Environmental Threats

Suffolk County Water Authority v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al., Case No. 17-cv-06980 (E.D.N.Y.) (filed Nov. 30, 2017). 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 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.

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