July 1999

In the early 1980s, DuPont purchased parcels of land in West Virginia owned by brothers Wilbur Earl, Jim, and Jack Tennant. In 1984, the company began dumping waste containing PFOA into an unlined landfill in one of the hollows. Private plaintiffs sue DuPont in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, alleging several hundred cows died after drinking from streams and ponds near an alleged DuPont PFOA landfill.