Jess Mancini — February 14, 2017 PARKERSBURG — A $670.7 million settlement in principle has been reached resolving the C8 lawsuits pending against DuPont, officials announced on Monday. DuPont and Chemours, the spinoff company which now owns and operates the Washington Works plant in Wood County, have agreed to each pay $335.35 million to settle… Read More

This morning, DuPont made a settlement offer in the amount of $670.7 million to the 3,550 plaintiffs in the C-8 litigation. Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock offers the following statement: “DuPont’s settlement offer of $670.7 million for the 3,550 local residents harmed by C-8 represents an enormous step in the right direction, and we… Read More

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

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

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

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