Montpelier, Vt. — The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the State of Vermont challenging the perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) groundwater standards. This new agreement between the State of Vermont and the potentially responsible company to uphold the state’s more stringent groundwater standards follows growing scientific evidence… Read More

JUN 22, 2017 PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg native and noted documentary filmmaker is participating in a project about C8 in the Mid-Ohio Valley. “The Devil We Know” is a collaboration of Stephanie Soechtig, Erin Brockovich and Morgan Spurlock, the Parkersburg native whose fame started with “Super Size Me,” his first film about fast food from… Read More

MAY 26, 2017 — JESS MANCINI PARKERSBURG — Residents from Huntington to Evansville, Ind., have higher-than-normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, according to a study released this month from the University of Cincinnati. The report, based on the analyses of blood samples collected over 22 years, said the exposure source was likely… Read More

Jess Mancini — February 14, 2017 PARKERSBURG — A $670.7 million settlement in principle has been reached resolving the C8 lawsuits pending against DuPont, officials announced on Monday. DuPont and Chemours, the spinoff company which now owns and operates the Washington Works plant in Wood County, have agreed to each pay $335.35 million to settle… Read More

This morning, DuPont made a settlement offer in the amount of $670.7 million to the 3,550 plaintiffs in the C-8 litigation. Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock offers the following statement: “DuPont’s settlement offer of $670.7 million for the 3,550 local residents harmed by C-8 represents an enormous step in the right direction, and we… Read More

February 7, 2017 — EVAN BEVINS PARKERSBURG — Testing of public and private water wells for C8 in an expanded geographic area got under way even before an amended order between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DuPont and Chemours was finalized, EPA officials said. The expanded area follows Interstate 77 from southern Wood County… Read More

Today, Keep Your Promises advisor Harold Bock issued a statement on behalf of the campaign applauding the jury’s verdict in favor of plaintiff Kenneth Vigneron in the DuPont C-8 trial, including a compensatory award of $2 million and punitive damages. There will be additional testimony starting on January 4, 2017 before the jury awards a… Read More

September 8, 2016 — By Evan Bevins Though the C8 content in the Parkersburg Utility Board’s treated water remains below the lifetime health advisory announced this year, a high reading in a monitoring well is prompting additional testing. PUB Manager Eric Bennett presented the results of tests conducted in July and August at Wednesday’s regular… Read More