Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Earl Botkin of Corporate Action Network, and I am dying from C-8, a chemical that DuPont deliberately dumped into the Ohio River and landfills, where it made its way into the water that I, my family, and thousands of others drink every day.1 I started a petition to DuPont CEO Ed Breen, which says:
C-8 is a byproduct of Teflon, which DuPont manufactured in Parkersburg, West Virginia since the 1950s. The company knew the chemical was harmful since the 1960s, but they never told anyone, including the thousands of West Virginia and Ohio residents that were drinking it in their water every day.2
Now I and thousands of others are dying from C-8, and DuPont is delaying compensating us and cleaning our water in order to save money for Wall Street investors.3
Why are our lives worth less than theirs?
1. "Toxic legacy: key players," The News Journal, April 3, 2016
2. "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare," The New York Times, January 6, 2016
3. "C8 victims, DuPont fight over merger documents," The News Journal, May 13, 2016
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