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Building 6: The $25 Million Settlement

Building 6 revealed the deaths of 54 workers from exposure to BCME, a deadly carcinogen, at the Philadelphia plant of Rohm and Haas Company. The company later reached a financial settlement with families of many deceased workers.

Below are two search results from the archives of The Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com).

 

ROHM & HAAS SUED OVER CHEMICAL HAZARDS
Source:    Desiree F. Hicks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two suits were filed yesterday in Common Pleas Court against the Rohm & Haas Co. seeking more than $132 million in damages for employees who were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals while working at the firm's Bridesburg plant. The suits contended that Rohm & Haas, 20 of its employees and several trade associations had, over the past two decades, concealed information that indicated the lethal nature of two chemicals being manufactured. The...   Published on 1984-07-11, Page B01, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

 

ROHM & HAAS OFFERS $25 MILLION TO SETTLE CANCER CLAIMS
Source:    Ron Wolf, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rohm & Haas Co. has offered to pay approximately $25 million to settle legal claims on behalf of employees who were exposed to a cancer-causing chemical at the company's Philadelphia plant. In many of the cases, the lawsuits were filed on behalf of survivors of deceased employees who had been exposed. The $25 million offer includes provision for payments to 22 plaintiffs who filed individual suits and to more than 50 other employees, or their families, who are...  Published on 1986-05-31, Page A01, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)