VIENNA, W.Va (WTAP): Updated: 4/12/2016 5:40 P.M.   Across the country, states and communities are lowering the threshold for C8 concentration in their drinking water. West Virginia is not among them. The state of Vermont earlier this year lowered to .02 parts per billion: the concentration of the chemical considered safe for drinking water.… Read More

  THE TEFLON TOXIN DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception Illustration: Philipp Hubert for The Intercept Sharon Lerner Aug. 11 2015, 6:35 p.m. 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… 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

Today, Keep Your Promises, in partnership with the Environmental Working Group, issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting documentation of Chemours’ compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), including the amount of financial assurance demonstrated and the financial mechanisms the new company has in place to meet those obligations.… Read More