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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 […]

Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud
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Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Under the settlement, Heritage will pay the Ohio EPA $34,000 for the 761 pounds of ash that spewed into the surrounding area. The company also is required to make changes to prevent future problems at the facility, located about 175 miles east of Columbus along the Ohio […]

The hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool is about 175 miles east of Columbus.
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Ohio EPA: East Liverpool waste incinerator settles violations

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Heritage Thermal Services, a commercial hazardous waste incinerator facility in East Liverpool, has agreed to resolve air and hazardous waste violations at its facility according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The violations stemmed from a July 13, 2013 ash release into a nearby neighborhood. Due to […]

Eramet Marietta fire extinguished; No injuries reported
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Eramet Marietta fire extinguished; No injuries reported

MARIETTA — “The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says due to the rapid response of fire departments, the fire at Eramet Marietta was brought under control and was extinguished. The exact cause of the fire isn’t known, but the fire was put out about an hour after it broke out, shortly […]

Alonzo Spencer, president of the activist group Save Our County, speaks during a recent demonstration at East Liverpool’s City Hall against Heritage Thermal Services’ hazardous-waste incinerator, one of only a few in the country.
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Ohio hazardous-waste incinerator, neighbors at odds over pollution issues

EAST LIVERPOOL — “To [Alonzo] Spencer and others who live near the facility, the EPA’s report is another piece of evidence that the incinerator, which they believe should never have been built, is poisoning the people around it. ‘We’ve been chosen for that sacrifice zone,’ Spencer said. Hazardous waste is […]