Tainted Water Near Colorado Bases Hints at Wider Safety Concerns By JULIE TURKEWITZ JULY 25, 2016 FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Volk Sanders burst into this world on June 7, a six-pound fuzz-headed ball of joy and his mother’s first child. Days later, Volk’s mother learned that the well water she had consumed for years had been laced… Read More

The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation By NATHANIEL RICH // MAY 27, 2016 Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the manufacture of Teflon and… Read More

Fears About Water Supply Grip Village That Made Teflon Products By JESSE McKINLEY FEB. 28, 2016     HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — One resident called 911 asking whether the village’s water would burn his skin off. Families have lined up to have their blood drawn and their wells tested. Banks stopped giving out mortgages, and… Read More

Rob Bilott on land owned by the Tennants near Parkersburg, W.Va. CreditBryan Schutmaat for The New York Times The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Thenhe took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career— and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.… Read More

Despite Clear Dangers, DuPont Kept Using a Toxic Chemical By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JAN. 12, 2016 An article in The Times Magazine on Sunday has laid bare the unconscionable decades-long efforts of the DuPont company to hide the dangers of an obscure chemical and bamboozle regulators into allowing toxic pollution to continue long after the… Read More