French Court Hears Agent Orange Case Against Chemical Firms

A French court will on Monday hear a case against more than a dozen multinationals, accused by a French-Vietnamese woman of causing grievous harm to her and others by selling the Agent Orange defoliant to the U.S. government which used it to devastating effect in the Vietnam War.

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Pentagon Falls Behind on Plan to Replace ‘Forever Chemicals’ at Military Bases

Research into alternatives for the toxic chemicals found in military firefighting foam is underway but no viable option has yet been found and the pandemic has delayed progress, a Defense Department official told House lawmakers Tuesday.

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Panel Asked to Reject Class Status in Suit Over Texas Chemical Plant Fire

Arguing before a Fifth Circuit panel Thursday, an attorney for a chemical manufacturer challenged the approval of class certification for 20,000 landowners within a 7-mile radius of the company’s Houston-area plant, which caught fire and exploded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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