PFNA Settlement Approved: Class Action in Paulsboro, NJ

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water-qualityFrom the Courier Post:

Plastics firm settles Paulsboro suit

by Carly Q. Romalino

March 31, 2016

PAULSBORO – A West Deptford plastics company must pay for blood testing of Paulsboro residents who drank from the borough’s contaminated water supply.

Solvay Specialty Polymer and Arkema — entities that operated a manufacturing plant at 10 Leonard Lane in West Deptford — have not admitted its operations discharged PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid) into the borough’s water supply, as a class-action lawsuit claims.

But the plastics manufacturers have agreed to settle the lawsuit by paying $1.84 million into two funds: a $420,000 fund for a small monetary award for Paulsboro residents, and a $1.42 million fund for resident blood tests. Read more

Class Action Eligibility

Individuals who lived in Paulsboro for at least a year between August 2009 and April 2014 or owned property between the dates of August 2013 and April 2014 may be entitled to compensation. Residents may also be eligible for a test to detect whether they have the chemical in their blood.