3 Companies to Pay Over $1 Billion in Settlement Over ‘Forever Chemicals’ Allegedly Contaminating U.S. Water Systems

Three chemical manufacturing companies, Chemours, DuPont and Corteva, announced on Friday that they will settle claims that “forever chemicals” were used in manufacturing and then contaminated U.S. public water systems serving a “vast majority” of the country’s population.

In total, the companies will collectively pay $1.185 billion to a settlement fund. Chemours will pay nearly half of the settlement (about $592 million); DuPont will pay about $400 million; and Corteva will pay about $193 million.

“This is an impressive step toward righting a corporate wrong that threatened the health of all Americans,” Scott Summy,

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