DuPont has now gone through two full trials to determine if its chemical called C-8 is responsible for a handful of cancers. The company had been dumping the chemical that used to make Teflon and Stair Master carpet into the Ohio River — something that two separate juries had determined caused kidney and testicular cancer in the specific cases brought before them.
DuPont is in court this week facing its first trial over perfluorooctanoic acid exposure. Residents in West Virginia are suing the chemical giant, alleging that perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA or C-8, leached into their drinking water from a nearby plant, Reuters reports. The residents say developed cancer after drinking … Read more »
Chemours’ two Opteon refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) are now commercially available in the US. These chemicals are the first in a portfolio of low GWP stationary refrigerants that the company says it will introduce to the US in the next few years. The EPA recently approved these … Read more »
DuPont’s new performance chemicals company Chemours will also help DuPont shed about $300 million worth of environmental remediation costs, Delaware Online reports. Following its separation from DuPont, Chemours will manufacture titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts and other chemicals. Delaware Online says, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Chemours’ cleanup bill … Read more »