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FOR DECADES 3M was the primary producer of C8, or PFOA, and was the sole producer of a related chemical known as PFOS.
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Lawsuits charge that 3M knew about the dangers of Its chemicals

ST PAUL, MN— “Based on the company’s own research, the complaint argues, 3M ‘knew or should have known’ that PFCs harm human health and the environment and that the chemicals would leach from their disposal sites into and “result in injury, destruction, and loss of natural resources of the State.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Judge: Evidence against DuPont enough for well-field-contamination trial
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Judge: Evidence against DuPont enough for well-field-contamination trial

WASHINGTON, DC — “A federal judge has ruled there is enough evidence that chemicals from a DuPont Teflon plant contaminated a drinking-water supply in southeastern Ohio for the matter to go to trial. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley, issued on Tuesday, answers some fundamental environmental […]

Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer
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Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer

Federal lawsuits claim chemical giant knowingly contaminated drinking water with C8, used to make Teflon CINCINNATI — “The lawsuits, filed Oct. 8 and this week, are among about 50 such cases — including one alleging wrongful death — filed against DuPont since April, when a court-appointed science panel found probable […]