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DuPont Cited for Withholding PFOA Risks

On July 8, 2004 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking an “administrative action” against DuPont for withholding information the company had as far back as 1981 about risks from its use and disposal of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA—also referred to as C8) at its Washington Works factory in Washington, West Virginia. PFOA is used in making Teflon

®, which is used in nonstick cookware and other products, including plenum-rated data cable (see EBN

Published August 1, 2004

(2004, August 1). DuPont Cited for Withholding PFOA Risks. Retrieved from