Under the EPA’s PFOA Stewardship Program, eight major chemical manufacturers/processors agree to phase out the use of PFOA in their products and emissions from their facilities by 2015.
The EPA settles a lawsuit with DuPont requiring DuPont to pay $10.25 million in civil penalties and perform Supplemental Environmental Projects worth $6.25 million.
An EPA advisory panel concludes that PFOA is a “likely” human carcinogen.
The EPA files two complaints against DuPont for violations related to PFOA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA). The lawsuits allege DuPont withheld information about PFOA from residents near the company’s plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the chemical contaminated local waters. The EPA said DuPont had…
Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin comment on the impact of a technical report by the National Toxicology Program that found evidence of carcinogenic activity in laboratory rats exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). July 29, 2020 | Bloomberg Environment