• October 27, 2020
  • EWG

Why Are DuPont and Chemours Still Discharging the Most Notorious ‘Forever Chemical’?


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The Big Bang of the nationwide “forever chemicals” crisis was the revelation in 2001 that PFOA, a toxic compound used to make Teflon, had contaminated the drinking water for 70,000 people near a DuPont factory in West Virginia. Pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency forced DuPont and other companies to phase out PFOA, and they agreed not to use it after 2015.

So why are DuPont and its spinoff company Chemours still discharging PFOA from their facilities?

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