February 12, 2016 | by Jeffrey Saulton VIENNA – Samples taken from Vienna’s water supplies in May and December showed an increase in the amount of C8 in the city’s water supply. During Thursday’s meeting of the Vienna City Council, Mayor Randy Rapp said the results came from samples taken in May and December and… Read More

December 9, 2015  | by Andrew Brown and Ken Ward Jr. The Dow Chemical Co. plant in Institute, West Virginia, would be impacted by the company’s reported merger with DuPont. The two companies employ hundreds of Mountain State residents. West Virginia officials anxiously await information about possible merger discussions between Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont,… Read More

Should Parkersburg’s and Vienna’s water be filtered for C8? A public interest group thinks so, and now cites a new study to back up its claims. The group Keep Your Promises DuPont once again cites a recent report questioning the Environmental Protection Agency’s designated safe level for c-eight. It’s latest ammunition: a University of Cincinnati study released… Read More

Keep Your Promises and Environmental Working Group met Thursday with Environmental Protection Agency officials to urge the agency to update its C-8 health advisory level and explore ways EPA can aid mid-Ohio Valley communities that have been exposed to dangerous levels of DuPont’s Teflon chemical.  “This meeting was a crucial step in protecting the health of mid-Ohio… Read More

Mike Romine grew up in Blennerhasset, West Virginia, not far from DuPont’s Parkersburg plant. Throughout his childhood and young adulthood, Romine was probably exposed through his drinking water to C8, a slippery, soap-like chemical used to make Teflon pans and Stainmaster carpet and hundreds of other products. His home was served by the Lubeck water… Read More

Newly published research shows that even very small doses of the Teflon chemical C-8, also known as PFOA, in drinking water pose a more serious threat to public health than previously thought. EWG’s report on the research, released today in partnership with the Keep Your Promises campaign, shows that federal guidance on safe levels for C-8… Read More