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Tell the EPA to look at the FULL picture of toxic risks
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Tell the EPA to look at the FULL picture of toxic risks

Every day, millions of Americans are exposed to toxic chemicals from multiple polluters near their neighborhoods. From Cleveland to Marietta to Cincinnati, Ohioans are exposed, for example, to heavy metals like lead from several different facilities, each with its own lead limits, based on a human exposure assessment. Science and […]

Despite clear dangers, DuPont kept using a toxic chemical
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Despite clear dangers, DuPont kept using a toxic chemical

NEW YORK, NY — “In the case of PFOA, DuPont brazenly dumped its toxic waste into a creek that ran through a pasture where farmers grazed and watered their cows, causing grotesque malformations and deaths among the animals. Meanwhile, the company hid evidence that the chemical had contaminated the local […]

The lawyer who became DuPont’s worst nightmare
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The lawyer who became DuPont’s worst nightmare

CINCINNATI — “The story began in 1951, when DuPont started purchasing PFOA (which the company refers to as C8) from 3M for use in the manufacturing of Teflon. 3M invented PFOA just four years earlier; it was used to keep coatings like Teflon from clumping during production. Though PFOA was […]

DuPont’s deadly deceit: The decades-long cover-up behind the “World’s most slippery material”
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DuPont’s deadly deceit: The decades-long cover-up behind the “World’s most slippery material”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — “Teflon was first created, as many miracle chemicals were, in a laboratory accident. In 1938, Roy J. Plunkett, a DuPont chemist, was experimenting with refrigerants when he discovered a white waxy material that seemed very slippery. The material turned out to be an inert fluorocarbon – […]

Poisoning the well
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Poisoning the well

Toxic firefighting foam has contaminated U.S. drinking water WARRINGTON, PA — “In 2012, data gathered from plaintiffs in a class-action suit Bilott and others filed against DuPont found that exposure to PFOA was likely linked to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid diseases, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, and preeclampsia. The minimum level […]

Eramet Marietta study shows correlation between manganese and low IQ in children
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Eramet Marietta study shows correlation between manganese and low IQ in children

MARIETTA — A research study published today in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, concluded that both low and high manganese concentrations in the blood and hair of school aged children were, “negatively associated with child IQ scores.” Dr. Erin Haynes, Associate Professor of Epidemiology  of the University of Cincinnati Department of […]

The Teflon toxin goes to court
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The Teflon toxin goes to court

COLUMBUS — “DuPont went to court this week, defending its use of C8, the chemical that spread from the company’s Parkersburg, West Virginia, plant into the drinking water of some 80,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio. A jury in Columbus, Ohio, is now hearing the case of Carla Bartlett, a […]

This week crucial for those suing over C8
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This week crucial for those suing over C8

COLUMBUS — “Thousands of Ohio and West Virginia residents who are suing DuPont over life-threatening health problems will be keeping a close eye on federal court in Columbus beginning this week. That’s when a barrage of court filings is expected to be filed in Bartlett v. E.I. du Pont De […]

The Washington Works DuPont plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Photo: Maddie McGarvey for The Intercept/Investigative Fund
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The Teflon Toxin

DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception PARKERSBURG, WV — “In 2011 and 2012, after seven years of research, the science panel found that C8 was “more likely than not” linked to ulcerative colitis — Wamsley’s condition — as well as to high cholesterol; pregnancy-induced hypertension; thyroid disease; testicular cancer; and […]

As Esther Calhoun sees it, discrimination, rooted in the acts of many, has turned this wisp of a town into a dumping ground.
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Welcome to Uniontown: Arrowhead Landfill battle a modern civil rights struggle

Alabama’s biggest waste dump inflicts misery on residents of Uniontown, whose complaints to the EPA have gone unheeded UNIONTOWN, AL — “Foul odors, corrosive dust and menacing buzzards have become facts of life for people who live here. Some no longer sit on their porches, grow their gardens or let […]