Lawsuit filed against Denka, DuPont for CR emissions

LaPlace, Louisiana – A group of LaPlace residents have filed a class action lawsuit against Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) and DuPont, claiming that chloroprene emissions from the neoprene rubber manufacturing facility in LaPlace caused their cancer.

“The plaintiffs, along with all proposed class members, are exposed regularly to unsafe levels of chloroprene emitted by the Denka Pontchartrain Works facility and are therefore at a high risk for cancer,” stated the complaint filed June 29 with the 40th Judicial District Court for St. John the Baptist…

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