February 7, 2017 — EVAN BEVINS PARKERSBURG — Testing of public and private water wells for C8 in an expanded geographic area got under way even before an amended order between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DuPont and Chemours was finalized, EPA officials said. The expanded area follows Interstate 77 from southern Wood County… Read More

June 24, 2016 — By JEFFREY SAULTON Water issues dominated Thursday’s meeting of Vienna City Council. In unanimous votes, the council approved the second reading of an ordinance for the construction of the filters to remove C8, accepted an access and indemnification agreement between the city and Chemours and accepted a donation of land on… Read More

The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation By NATHANIEL RICH // MAY 27, 2016 Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the manufacture of Teflon and… Read More

Vienna adapting to water situation Rapp: At least six weeks to start temp filter May 24, 2016 By EVAN BEVINS ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel   VIENNA – Schools, businesses and residents are adjusting to the “do-not-drink” advisory issued for city water last week after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered its recommended lifetime… Read More

Drinking Water For 5.2 Million People Tainted By Unsafe Levels Of PFCs By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor and David Andrews, Senior Scientist MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 CORRECTION: The original version of this article erroneously state that PFOA and PFOS had been detected in a small number of samples in New York City;… Read More

Chemours agrees to pay for Vienna water filters May 22, 2016 By JEFFREY SAULTON ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA – Water woes will be a thing of the past for Vienna residents after an announcement from Chemours. Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said Chemours has agreed to foot the bill for the installation of… Read More

Vienna council discusses C8 water emergency May 21, 2016 By JEFFREY SAULTON ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA – In light of changes in the federal guidelines regarding acceptable levels of C8 in drinking water, a special meeting of Vienna City Council was called Friday to let the public know what is being done to… Read More

Recent Vienna water tests well over new C8 limit David Gutman , Staff Writer May 20, 2016   Vienna residents were advised not to drink or cook with their municipal water on Thursday because five water samples, taken last year from throughout the water system, showed levels of C8 higher than a new advisory level… Read More

‘Do not drink’ advised for Vienna water after EPA issues C8 guidance David Gutman , Staff Writer May 19, 2016   Three West Virginia communities are changing their water sources after the federal Environmental Protection Agency released Thursday a new national standard for C8, a chemical that for years contaminated the drinking water of Wood… Read More