"In the time since the lawsuit was filed," a news release from the state attorney general stated, "Solvay has taken steps to reduce the use and impacts of PFAS at its site—including eliminating the use of PFAS in Solvay's process aids for manufacturing and implementing additional treatment of the facility's wastewater effluent streams."
In her own statement, Kadri noted that Solvay already has implemented "more sustainable solutions" at its West Deptford facility, transitioning to the use of non-fluorosurfactants technologies in July 2021.
The June agreement between Solvay and the state will be published in the New Jersey Register on Aug. 7. A public comment period will be open until Oct. 6, during which time anyone can submit comments for the department's review.
Once the public comment period has closed, the department will review comments and respond as necessary. If, after public comment, the proposed settlement is finalized and approved by the court, it will be entered as a binding Judicial Consent Order.