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, a jury in Columbus awarded plaintiff Kenneth Vigneron $10.5 million in punitive damages from DuPont for the company’s conscious disregard for the plaintiff’s health. The punitive damages are awarded in addition to the $2 million in compensatory damages awarded by the same jury on December 21, 2016. Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock issued… 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

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