Today, Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock issued a statement on behalf of the campaign applauding the jury’s verdict in favor of plaintiff Kenneth Vigneron in the DuPont C-8 trial, including a compensatory award of $2 million and punitive damages. There will be additional testimony starting on January 4, 2017 before the jury awards a… Read More

On Monday, Keep Your Promises DuPont will show its support for Kenneth Vigneron as his case against DuPont goes to trial in federal court in Columbus, Ohio. Vigneron says that his testicular cancer resulted from drinking water tainted by C-8, the toxic chemical that DuPont used to make Teflon. Keep Your Promises DuPont members led… Read More

Parkersburg News & Sentinel – October 11, 2016 A federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, has ruled DuPont must supply documents related to C8 pollution in the Netherlands in the damage cases being litigated in U.S. District Court. More than 3,500 lawsuits have been filed alleging adverse health impacts from the use of the material to… Read More

September 8, 2016 — By Evan Bevins Though the C8 content in the Parkersburg Utility Board’s treated water remains below the lifetime health advisory announced this year, a high reading in a monitoring well is prompting additional testing. PUB Manager Eric Bennett presented the results of tests conducted in July and August at Wednesday’s regular… Read More

September 1, 2016 — From staff report , Parkersburg News and Sentinel A federal judge hearing the C8 liability cases ruled against DuPont’s objection to the trials scheduled in November and January. DuPont sought an 11-month hold on all trial activities by vacation of the two trials to replace two bellwhether cases that were settled. Chief… Read More

Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants Xindi C. Hu*†‡, David Q. Andrews§, Andrew B. Lindstrom∥, Thomas A. Bruton⊥, Laurel A. Schaider#, Philippe Grandjean†, Rainer [email protected], Courtney C. Carignan†, Arlene Blum⊥∇, Simona A. Balan●, Christopher P. Higgins○, and Elsie… Read More

Millions Of Americans May Be Drinking Toxic Water, Harvard Study Finds  Alejandro Dávila Fragoso Climate Reporter at ThinkProgress The drinking water of some six million people across the country may have elevated levels of unregulated toxic chemicals widely used in the past in many household products — notably pans coated with Teflon — a Harvard-led study published Tuesday found.… Read More

Today, Keep Your Promises DuPont sent a letter to the board of directors of Chemours regarding a number of inadequate or misleading disclosures in the company’s shareholder filings. The letter demands that the company remedy the disclosure violations in the filings and ensure that Chemours shareholders are provided the requisite disclosures in advance of the… Read More

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences August 2016 — By Ernie Hood From three small towns in New York state, to research laboratories around the world and the halls of Congress, perfluorinated chemicals are becoming an increasing concern. Commercial production of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfate (PFOS) has been phased out in… Read More