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Du Pont pay $671 million to settle thousands of lawsuits
Date:
13th February 2019
Description:
Du Poet and its subsidiary settled about 3,550 personal injury claims arising from the leak of perfluorooctanoic acid, which is also known as PFOA or C-8, from its plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The leak allegedly contaminated local water supplies and has been linked to six diseases, including testicular and kidney cancers.Leaked internal company documents revealed that DuPont knew about the dangers of PFOA as far back as 1961, and knew in 1984 that the chemical was present in the local water supply and being emitted in dust from the factory chimneys, yet did not disclose this to workers or the surrounding public.
https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/dupont-lawsuits-re-pfoa-pollution-in-usa

 

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