Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia Home to one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in U.S. history. STORY BY MARIAH BLAKE MEDIA DIRECTED BY EMILY KASSIE 1: The Farm “Hold on to something,” Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor. We lurched down a rutted dirt road past the old clapboard… 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

THE TEFLON TOXIN How DuPont Slipped Past the EPA Sharon Lerner Aug. 20 2015, 4:03 p.m. Part 1: DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception Part 2: The Case Against DuPont   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… Read More

  THE TEFLON TOXIN DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception Illustration: Philipp Hubert for The Intercept Sharon Lerner Aug. 11 2015, 6:35 p.m. KEN WAMSLEY SOMETIMES DREAMS that he’s playing softball again. He’ll be at center field, just like when he played slow pitch back in his teens, or pounding the ball over the fence as… Read More