Federal Class Action Suit Claims Toxic, Cancer Causing Properties of MCHM Hidden

Updated 32 weeks ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
Federal Class Action Suit Claims Toxic, Cancer Causing  Properties of MCHM Hidden

A federal suit filed in Charleston , WV claims that Eastman Chemical which manufactures MCHM which spilled into the Elk, Kanawha and Ohio River hid toxic and carcinogenic properties.

“The foreseeable risks of harm posed by 4-MCHM could have been reduced or avoided by reasonable instructions or warnings,” the plaintiffs said in the complaint, referring to the chemical. “Their omission renders the product not reasonably safe.”' The complaint continues, "4-MCHM is a combination of two very dangerous chemicals known to cause cancer and other effects, but the MSDS sheets issued by the manufacturer, Eastman Chemical Company, ignore and hide the extensive scientific information"

WV American Water and Freedom Industries are also named in the federal suit. Numerous suits have been filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

The Eastman case is Vantap LLC v. Eastman Chemical Co., 14-cv-01374, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston). It can be downloaded below.

WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is also investigating along with U.S. Prosecutor Booth Goodwin.

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