PFOA Class Action Suit
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May 26, 2005
Chemical found in groundwater near DuPont
plant in Fayetteville [Arkansas]
FAYETTEVILLE - A chemical that DuPont makes in Fayetteville has
been found in groundwater under the plant.
The company says the chemical didn't come from the new $23 million
building where it's produced but from a leaking cement cistern.
The chemical is used to produce Teflon and similar products.
A state hydrologist said it also was detected at trace levels
in DuPont wastewater discharged into the
Cape Fear River.
The chemical is commonly known by its trademarked name, C-Eight,
and is the same chemical that contaminated
public water supplies around a DuPont plant in West Virginia.
That contamination led to a class-action lawsuit involving more
than 50,000 people.
DuPont has notified North Carolina officials of the contamination.
They're allowing the company to oversee additional testing for