Posted on: 04/19/2017
DuPont returns to the headlines after Critics say the plant hasn't spent enough money on testing Ohio and West Virginia residents for contamination from the chemical used to make Teflon.
According to other media sources, DuPont has spent about 860,000 dollars on testing residents over a two and a half year period at its Washington Works Plant along the Ohio River.
However the lawyer overseeing the resident testing was paid nearly fifteen million dollars.
Robert Bilott is a Cincinnati attorney who filed a lawsuit against DuPont saying the company was releasing C8 into the water. DuPont settled back in 2004 and agreed to pay 70,000 residents to have their blood tested for C8. Just over 6600 people have registered for the testing and approximately 2000 have made the doctor visit. Bilott says the company has more than enough funding to cover the entire programs costs.
DuPont's Associated company, Chemours, now produces Teflon at the Washington Works Plant. C8 was replaced in 2012.