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 information on PFOA’s potential risk as early as 1981 but did not report it.