- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Attorneys representing Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics have requested that a federal judge either dismiss or stay the multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit filed over PFOA contamination in Vermont.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2a5Mvvm ) the complaint, filed in May, asks that Saint-Gobain pay damages for its role in the potentially cancer-causing chemical being found in a number of private wells in North Bennington and Bennington.

PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, has been linked to health issues such as liver and testicular cancer. The lawsuit accuses Saint-Gobain of negligence in its disposal of PFOA.

The memo from Saint-Gobain states that the lawsuit should not be allowed to proceed while the Vermont Department of Health’s advisory standard for PFOA is being challenged.

A spokeswoman for Saint-Gobain said the company has no comment beyond their legal filing.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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