AGs Argue DuPont Settlement is Moving Too PFAS-t

  • The Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin AGs filed an amicus letter with the district court handling a proposed class action settlement between public water providers and DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and associated entities (collectively, “DuPont”), raising concerns that the settlement amount is insufficient to remediate the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at issue.
  • In the letter to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the AGs argue that the $1.185 billion settlement falls far short of the amount needed to address the harm that DuPont’s products have allegedly caused to the public water systems.
  • The AGs ask the Court to consider their concerns regarding the settlement amount when reviewing the settlement for preliminary approval. They also assert that, if approved, the $1.185 billion settlement should not serve as a point of reference for future PFAS resolutions.