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G&E Secures Delaware’s Largest Ever Environmental Damages Recovery on Behalf of State of DE Following Lengthy Investigation of PFAS Contamination

The State of Delaware, represented by G&E and the Delaware Department of Justice, has reached a historic pre-suit settlement with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, The Chemours Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and Corteva, Inc. (together, “DuPont”) following an extensive investigation concerning the contamination of Delaware natural resources with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  Under the settlement, DuPont has agreed to pay the State $50 million to fund environmental restoration, community environmental justice and equity grants, and other initiatives to protect and improve the State’s natural resources.  The settlement also provides for potential, additional payments to the State of up to $25 million should other states secure settlements with DuPont in excess of $50 million.  Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings described the settlement as “the most significant environmental settlement that the State of Delaware has ever secured,” noting that “it is being delivered on a timeline that matches the urgency of this moment.”

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