September 4, 2015 | by Brett Dunlap PARKERSBURG – A local organization committed to protecting the area from the harmful effects of the chemical C8 is sending letters to communities along the Ohio River warning them of possible danger. Keep Your Promises adviser Dr. Paul Brooks, of Wood County, sent a letter this week to… 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
When Jeromy Darling was 26, he worked in a warehouse that was so big he rode a bike to get around it. One day, as he was pedaling from one place to another, his foot slipped and he bumped his groin on the crossbar. The initial pain was no surprise. What was odd, though, was… Read More
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 the crowd goes wild. Other times, he’s somehow inexplicably back at work in the lab. Wamsley calls them nightmares, these stories that… Read More
PARKERSBURG, WV – Today, Keep Your Promises addressed rumors from an undisclosed source that Michael Rozen, administrator of the C-8 Medical Monitoring Program since its inception, is to be replaced with a new administrator. “The Medical Monitoring Program that’s been administered by Rozen has been at best incompetent and at worst a fraud,” said Keep… Read More
DuPont’s Quarterly Earnings call this morning failed to address three ongoing questions surrounding significant, undisclosed liabilities facing the company and with serious implications for shareholders. DuPont should clarify its stance on the C-8 Leach litigation in light of the two decisions that recently came out of federal court. Given these recent decisions, we would expect… Read More
July 24, 2015 | by MARIE D. DE JESUS It’s time for DuPont to end its safety charade. The global chemical giant claims to be a leader in workplace safety and earns millions selling its so-called safety “expertise” to other companies. But the consulting service DuPont sells to other firms are worse than useless; it… Read More
Despite reports of a cut in its September dividend payment, a Chemours spokeswoman said the company that was recently spun off from DuPont would pay its dividend in September.
Reports had been circulating in the financial press that the dividend could be cut by as much as 75 percent.… Read More
While it was granted partial summary judgment, DuPont still was denied summary judgment as it related to the conscious pain and suffering claims by two individuals; as it related to the battery claims of eight individuals; and as it related to conspiracy claims by three individuals.… Read More
DuPont Co. on Tuesday sold two units at its Belle plant to a private firm, as the chemical giant neared the expected July 1 date for the controversial spinoff of its performance chemicals unit, which includes the Belle facility and half of the company’s Washington Works plant outside Parkersburg.
Optima Chemical Co. announced that it had purchased certain assets at the Belle plant, giving the privately held Optima a second manufacturing site to go with its existing facility in Douglas, Georgia.… Read More