Atomic bombs, leaded gasoline, Teflon: DuPont Co. built materials that powered the products defining American industrial and military might in the 20th century.

Jobs have been scaled way back at old DuPont sites along the Delaware, Ohio, and other great rivers. But the plants remain home to caustic and cancer-causing byproducts, held back by pumps, pipes, and barriers, not to mention litigation and negotiations with local governments, community groups, and regulators.

Who’s going to manage these long-term threats, now that DuPont is spinning off old chemical units into a smaller new company, Chemours, on July 1?… Read More

A top federal health official and hundreds of environmental scientists on Friday voiced new health concerns about a common class of chemicals used in products as varied as pizza boxes and carpet treatments.

The concerted public campaign renews a years-old debate about a class of chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs. After studies showed that some PFASs lingered in people’s bodies for years, and appeared to increase the risks of cancer and other health problems, the chemical manufacturer DuPont banned the use of one type of PFAS in its popular Teflon products, and other companies followed suit.… Read More

PARKERSBURG, WV – Today, Keep Your Promises released an open letter to DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman demanding transparency about how liabilities connected to C-8 contamination in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be accounted for after the spinoff of DuPont’s Performance Chemicals division. Specifically, the letter demands the release of any and all documents that explain how… Read More

Ms. Kullman, We, the members of Keep Your Promises DuPont, are dedicated to holding your company to the promises you made to our communities after more than five decades of contamination with the harmful chemical C-8, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA. Now, ten years after those promises were made, we are demanding an… Read More

PARKERSBURG, WV – More oversight in the administration of the C8 Medical Monitoring Program was called for Wednesday.

In a press release the Keep Your Promises DuPont group announced it released an open letter to the C8 Medical Panel from a member of its advisory committee.

In the letter to Drs. Dean Baker, Melissa McDiarmid and Harold Sox, of the medical panel, Dr. Paul Brooks said more oversight of the medical monitoring program was needed to make sure local residents get the program promised under the terms of the settlement of the case claiming DuPont contaminated local water supplies with the chemical C8…… Read More

From PARKERSBURG, WV – The community-based organization Keep Your Promises Dupont released an open letter the C-8 Medical Panel asking for oversight in the court-mandated C-8 Medical Monitoring Program. The monitoring program was established after a toxic chemical known as C-8, in community water supplies near the DuPont Washington Works plant just south of… Read More

PARKERSBURG, WV – Today, Keep Your Promises DuPont released an open letter to the C-8 Medical Panel requesting oversight of the C-8 Medical Monitoring Program and citing recurring issues with the administration of the program to date. “I am appealing to the C-8 Medical Panel today to ask you to commence oversight of this program to… Read More

Drs. Dean Baker, Melissa McDiarmid, and Harold Sox: It has come to our attention that the C-8 Medical Monitoring Program has failed time and again to effectively deliver medical monitoring to the population the program was created to help: class members in the Mid-Ohio Valley who have been exposed to the harmful chemical C-8. The… Read More