Sixty-nine Dover Township, New Jersey families have reached a settlement
with two chemical companies and a public water provider. The agreement ends a four-year battle by the families who claimed environmental contamination led to cancer
in their children. Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp., Union Carbide Corp., and United Water Toms River were accused of knowingly contaminating the town's water supply by illegally dumping toxic chemicals
. In the settlement, the companies did not admit responsibility.
In October 2003, Dover Township filed another lawsuit against Ciba claiming the company violated its landfill permit during the 1970s by dumping hazardous waste at the Superfund site.
See your doctor if you live in Dover Township and you have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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