Judge Approves Settlement Requiring DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva to Pay $1.1 Billion in PFAS Contamination Suit

The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina has approved a settlement requiring chemical manufacturers DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva (both spin-offs of DuPont) to pay $1.185 billion to settle liability claims from public water systems. Judge Gergel found that a class action is the best way to settle the case and that the settlement between water utilities and the chemical companies is fair. The public water systems included in the settlement serve the vast majority of the U.S. population. Personal injury claims due to alleged exposure to PFAS have been excluded from this settlement, as have claims by state attorneys general regarding PFAS contamination of natural resources.