9 Ohio, West Virginia residents with cancer sue DuPont

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The lawsuits are among about 50 such cases filed against DuPont since last April, including one alleging wrongful death.

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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Nine Ohio and West Virginia residents who have cancer and other diseases have filed federal lawsuits this month against chemical giant DuPont Co.

The lawsuits accuse the Wilmington, Del.-based company of knowingly contaminating drinking-water supplies with a chemical known as C8, used at its plant near Parkersburg, W.Va.

The lawsuits are among about 50 such cases filed against DuPont since last April, including one alleging wrongful death.

A court-appointed science panel has found probable links between exposure to C8 and kidney cancer, testicular cancer and thyroid disease, among others.

DuPont denies all the allegations in the lawsuits. A company spokesman says they "ignore family history, lifestyle choices" and other factors that cause disease.

DuPont plans to stop making and using C8 by 2015. It's a key ingredient in Teflon.


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