IHS Chemical Week

EnviroTech :: Regulatory

Dow and PPG Lose California Solvent Suit

9:31 AM MDT | May 29, 2009

A San Francisco jury has ruled that two chemical companies are liable for some of the cost of remediating groundwater contaminated with the dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene (perc) in Modesto, CA. The lawsuit against defendants Dow Chemical and PPG Industries charged that suppliers of perc should bear some of the financial burden for contamination caused by dry cleaners’ use of the chemical. The jury says Dow and PPG should pay $18.3 million to the city of Modesto, a verdict that Dow says it will appeal. However, attorneys for the plaintiffs say that...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa