Archive for the 'DuPont and Teflon' Category

PART IV: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…

July 9th, 2017

Yesterday I wrote about the liability line connecting Wilbur Tennant’s cows to Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott to Parkersburg elementary school gym teacher Joe Kiger and finally to DuPont employee Bernard Reilly that resulted in a 2004 local settlement between DuPont and effected residents in the poison zone. In the next installment of her series, The […]

PART III: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…

July 8th, 2017

In the second of her reports for The Intercept’s Teflon Toxin series—The Case Against DuPont—Sharon Lerner draws the liability line from Wilbur Tennant’s cows to Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott to Parkersburg elementary school gym teacher Joe Kiger and finally to DuPont employee Bernard Reilly that begins to crumble DuPont’s toxic wall. Bernard Reilly had been […]

PART II: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…

July 7th, 2017

Yesterday I began my reexamination of Sharon Lerner’s Teflon Toxin series for The Intercept. I concluded by calling C8 (Perfluorooctanoic acid) the dangerous precursor chemical necessary to manufacture Teflon a cockroach chemical because the molecule—a backbone chain of eight carbon atoms to which are attached 15 Florine atoms along with one atom of Oxygen and […]

PART I: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…?

July 6th, 2017

More than a year ago, on 4 March and 9 April, 2016, I began reading Sharon Lerner’s now 12-part series: The Teflon Toxin, for The Intercept. Distracted by first the Democratic primaries, followed by the general election and then the first 166 days of a President Donald John Trump White House, I let Lerner’s deep […]

TEFLON ISN’T THE PROBLEM…

March 4th, 2016

The poisons used to make Teflon are. I have a personal connection with this story. My youngest brother and his family lived downriver from the DuPont’s Washington Bottom plant on the Ohio River south of Parkersburg, West Virginia. (They’ve since moved up river to our hometown of Marietta, Ohio.) Teflon appears in our lives in […]