Montpelier, Vt. — The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the State of Vermont challenging the perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) groundwater standards. This new agreement between the State of Vermont and the potentially responsible company to uphold the state’s more stringent groundwater standards follows growing scientific evidence… Read More

Keep Your Promises DuPont released the following statement in advance of the Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery Conference at Northeastern University on June 14 and 15, 2017: — Dear Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery attendee, As we prepare to begin the conference this week, on behalf of Keep Your Promises… Read More

MAY 26, 2017 — JESS MANCINI PARKERSBURG — Residents from Huntington to Evansville, Ind., have higher-than-normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, according to a study released this month from the University of Cincinnati. The report, based on the analyses of blood samples collected over 22 years, said the exposure source was likely… Read More

Tainted Water Near Colorado Bases Hints at Wider Safety Concerns By JULIE TURKEWITZ JULY 25, 2016 FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Volk Sanders burst into this world on June 7, a six-pound fuzz-headed ball of joy and his mother’s first child. Days later, Volk’s mother learned that the well water she had consumed for years had been laced… Read More

Rep. Gibson Asks House To Investigate State And Federal Response To Contamination Cases By LUCAS WILLARD • MAY 11, 2016 With residents in the Town of Hoosick and Petersburgh still dealing with compromised drinking water due to the presence of PFOA, Representative Chris Gibson has sent a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government… Read More

Residents Sue Firms for at Least $5 Million Over Tainted Water MAY. 9, 2016, 5:23 PM BY MIKE POLHAMUS Attorneys filed a class-action suit Friday against the company they say has poisoned more than 500 Bennington and North Bennington residents through mismanagement of a toxic industrial chemical. The complaint accuses Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the… Read More

Vienna releases C8 test samples February 24, 2016 By Jess Mancini – News and Sentinel.com , Marietta Times VIENNA, W.Va. – The latest tests of the water in Vienna show C8 levels below the Environmental Protection Agency limits, city officials said at a press conference on Tuesday. But any concentration is a health hazard, an… Read More

February 14, 2016 | by Dr. Paul Brooks Last Thursday, Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp reported that sampling of Vienna drinking water has revealed C-8 contamination in excess of 0.1 parts per billion, which is the EPA’s guideline for C-8 contamination in drinking water. We appreciate the mayor’s transparent and speedy efforts to address this issue,… Read More