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A group of Democratic West Virginia lawmakers announced plans Monday to introduce legislation to regulate a group of toxic, man-made fluorinated chemicals. 

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The new film “Dark Waters” depicts the real-life story of the 20-year battle waged by attorney Rob Bilott against chemical giant DuPont.

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The Environmental Protection Agency said a little-studied chemical compound has not been found in treated drinking water that came from contaminated wells in Ohio and West Virginia.

DuPont's Washington Works
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Critics say DuPont has spent too little on testing Ohio and West Virginia residents for contamination from a chemical used to make Teflon, while paying millions to a lawyer overseeing the testing program.

The Columbus Dispatch reports DuPont spent about $860,000 on testing over a 2 ½-year period for contamination from the chemical used to make Teflon at its Washington Works plant, along the Ohio River.

W. Va. Attorney General Race is Heated

Oct 26, 2016
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra takes a look at the race for Attorney General and Glynis Board reports on lingering water contamination from a toxic chemical called C-8.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Another of the 3,500 lawsuits alleging links between people's illnesses and DuPont discharging C8 into drinking water and the Ohio River is heading to trial in federal court in central Ohio this week.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the case against the Delaware-based chemical company alleges a Washington County man got testicular cancer because of C8, a chemical used to make Teflon.

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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Jurors are deliberating in the federal case of an Ohio woman who says she got cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical from a DuPont plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It's one of two test cases that could influence thousands of similar lawsuits about the chemical giant's discharging of C8 into the Ohio River and drinking water.

On West Virginia Morning, reporter Glynis Board talks with the author of three investigative reports about the use of the chemical C8 by chemical giant DuPont at its plant outside of Parkersburg.  The first personal injury trials over the contamination of local waters with C8 begin next month.  That story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

“The Teflon Toxin” is the title of a series of three investigative reports that surfaced this month. The series examines the 70-year history of DuPont and the no-stick chemical called C8 used to coat Teflon pans and other products.

A decade ago it came to light that DuPont contaminated water sources in West Virginia and Ohio with the chemical, and soon after that the chemical is toxic. The use of the C8 was phased out of production this year at DuPont’s Washington Works plant just outside Parkersburg. But this September, the first of about 3,500 personal injury claims is coming to trial.

That’s one reason the investigative series was just published.

Keep Your Promises Campaign
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An advocacy group has called for closer federal scrutiny of DuPont Chemicals’ plan to spin off its performance chemicals unit.

Keep Your Promises Campaign
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  The community-based organization Keep Your Promises Dupont released an open letter the C-8 Medical Panel asking for oversight in the court-mandated C-8 Medical Monitoring Program.


Keep Your Promises Campaign
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Mid-Ohio Valley residents launched a campaign this week in an effort to pressure DuPont, a chemical company, into complying with a 2005 settlement agreement and to educate community members on how they can monitor their health.

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Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Dozens of West Virginia residents have filed lawsuits against chemical company DuPont for contaminating drinking water.

DuPont's Washington Works
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

A West Virginia man has filed suit against chemical company DuPont for contaminating his home's drinking water.