JUN 24, 2015 @ 12:11 PM Investors are taking a decidedly skeptical approach to DuPont’s spinoff of its performance chemicals division, Chemours, a key piece in CEO Ellen Kullman’s strategy to re-position the Dow Industrial giant away from cyclical earnings and into businesses like agriculture and nutrition, advanced materials, and industrial biosciences with stable growth prospects.… Read More

Jeff Mordock, The News Journal 1:49 p.m. EDT June 11, 2015 (Photo: SAQUAN STIMPSON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS JOURNAL) A group alleging DuPont failed to meet its environmental obligations has threatened action with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the Chemours spin off. The organization, Keep Your Promises DuPont, said Tuesday it will submit information to the… Read More

Center for Effective Government, By Amanda Starbuck | May 7th, 2015 In 1938, a DuPont chemist accidently created a chemical compound that would make thousands of products water- and stain-resistant. The compound belongs to a family of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). PFCs soon made their way into nonstick cookware, carpeting, food packaging, and… Read More

Bloomberg Businessweek by Jack Kaskey May 7, 2015 — 12:01 AM EDT Updated on May 7, 2015 — 4:46 PM EDT DuPont used a chemical known as C-8 for decades at the Parkersburg, West Virginia plant to make Teflon non-stick pans, raingear and stain-resistant carpet. Source: The Marietta Times via AP Photo   DuPont Co.’s… 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 – 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

By Naomi Nix | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com NEWARK – Newark’s city government has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company left a neighborhood contaminated with toxic chemicals for decades and never cleaned it up, officials announced today. DuPont Co. and other companies profited off of… Read More