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Class action filed against Sherwin-Williams over Gibbsboro, NJ superfund site

Residents of Gibbsboro filed a class action suit against Sherwin-Williams, alleging it caused a local cancer-cluster by dumping toxic waste in local landfills. The company had operated a paint and varnish manufacturing facility in Gibbsboro from 1930 to 1978, and allegedly dumped lead, arsenic, and benzene in several landfills throughout the town. The contaminated areas have been designated Superfund sites since 1999. The residents seek compensatory and punitive damages, medical monitoring, injunctive relief and litigation costs under New Jersey law and CERCLA.

Brad Lafferty et. al. v. The Sherwin Williams Company, Inc., et al., No. 1:17-cv-06321-JHR-AMD (D.N.J. filed Aug. 22, 2017))

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