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An aerial view Feb. 17, 2017, shows industry along the Calumet River in Chicago, including the S.H. Bell storage facility, in foreground at lower left, along the east side of the river. (Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)
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Petcoke piles gone, but another dangerous pollutant discovered in the air

CHICAGO — “Dusty mounds of petroleum coke are gone from Chicago, but federal and city officials discovered a potentially more dangerous type of pollution while investigating the black piles that once towered above the East Side neighborhood. Air monitors posted around two storage terminals on the Calumet River during 2014 […]

‘Public health hazard’ in Ohio has Chicago community concerned
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‘Public health hazard’ in Ohio has Chicago community concerned

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Nearly 400 miles southeast of Chicago, environmental regulators have spent the past 18 years scrutinizing the quality of air in a small city on the banks of the Ohio River. Since 1999, the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies have monitored air quality at three locations in […]

The DuPont name appears above its trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Credit: AP file photo
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Dupont, Chemours agree to $670.7M settlement in C8 cases

COLUMBUS — “DuPont Co. said this morning that a $670.7 million ‘global settlement’ had been reached to resolve thousands of lawsuits from Mid-Ohio Valley residents who say they were made sick by exposure to the chemical C8 from the company’s Parkersburg manufacturing plant. In a press release, DuPont said the […]

After petcoke, community confronts more dangerous pollutant: manganese
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After petcoke, community confronts more dangerous pollutant: manganese

CHICAGO, IL — “They thought it was over when the black dust went away. For decades, residents on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side complained about thick clouds of black dust blowing across their neighborhoods, through their windows and even into their mouths. The dust came from uncovered piles of coal and petroleum coke, […]

Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers say
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Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers say

  CHICAGO, IL — “For more than three decades, fast-food chains have relied on the chemical industry to keep grease and oil from soaking through burger wrappers, french fry cartons and pizza boxes. Few questioned the safety of the specially coated food packaging until the early 2000s, when lawsuits uncovered the […]

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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EPA reaches new C8 deal with DuPont

PARKERSBURG, WV — “Less than two weeks before the Obama administration leaves office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said it had reached a new agreement with DuPont Co. regarding pollution of drinking water in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the toxic chemical C8 from the company’s manufacturing plant near […]

DuPont corporate headquarters | Credit: Mark Maketa/Getty Images
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For DuPont and Chemours, millions ride on the word ‘among’

CINCINNATI — “For DuPont Co. and its Chemours Co. spinoff, hundreds of millions of dollars hinge on the interpretation of the word ‘among.’ A Cincinnati appeals court heard arguments Friday that will affect the fate of thousands of lawsuits by people who drank water contaminated with a Teflon ingredient called […]

‘We cannot breathe:’ A poor Alabama town has lived with the rotten egg stench of gas for 8 years
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‘We cannot breathe:’ A poor Alabama town has lived with the rotten egg stench of gas for 8 years

EIGHT MILE, AL — “When methane started leaking out of a well at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility outside Los Angeles last October, noxious fumes blanketed the nearby Porter Ranch neighborhood for months. Residents complained of nausea, nosebleeds and vomiting; more than 8,000 families were forced out of […]

Study: At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family
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Study: At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family

CHARLESTON, WV — “Drinking water systems serving at least six million Americans have shown levels of C8 and other similar chemicals higher than a health advisory issued earlier this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study published Tuesday by researchers from Harvard University and several […]

A series of lawsuits contend that DuPont's Washington Works chemical plant on the Ohio River west of Parkersburg, West Virgina dumped toxins into the river that have sickened thousands of people. photo: Craig Holman | Dispatch  photo
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DuPont loses another ‘bellwether’ C8 lawsuit

COLUMBUS — “David Freeman hugged Michael Papantonio after a federal court jury awarded him $5.1 million on Wednesday in his lawsuit against DuPont. The Marietta College professor might give his attorney a bear hug later this week after the same jury, which decided the company had acted with malice when […]