If diesel cars emitted as little NOx as gasoline ones, almost 4,000 of the 5,000 premature deaths would have been avoided, a new, study says.
The $1 million lawsuit alleges negligence, claiming Arkema did not adequately prepare for potential flooding.
The fire department in Crosby, Texas, said the area around the Arkema SA manufacturing site is safe after the company burnt stored organic peroxides in a “controlled ignition,” according to a company statement.
Authorities have established a 1.5-mile radius around the plant and blocked access.
The issue arose in a case filed in state court in Virginia by VW owners who opted out of a nationwide class-action settlement announced last year.