Updated: Jun 20
March 24, 2023 | pbs.org
New Jersey announced a lawsuit this week against the Dow Chemical Company and other companies for widespread contamination of drinking water by a potentially cancer-causing chemical. The state is accusing the companies of manufacturing, selling and promoting products containing 1,4-dioxane for decades in New Jersey, despite knowing the chemical was harmful and would pollute drinking water supplies.
NJ SEED: From time to time we hear stories of unexploded weapons turning up in countries where wars have been fought. In New Jersey, the nation’s oldest industrial state, we all too frequently learn of barrels of chemicals turning up unexpectedly that are leaking dangerous chemicals into the ground and threatening water supplies.