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.

July and December 2004

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…

September 2004

The Leach class action against DuPont settles. The settlement establishes a court-approved scientific panel (“C8 Science Panel”) to determine what types of ailments are likely linked to PFOA exposure. Over 3,500 residents opt out of the class action settlement to instead pursue individual lawsuits.