Tuesday, July 06, 2004


Ohio water utility notifies customers of chemical contamination

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - An Ohio utility says its water supply is contaminated with a chemical used at a nearby DuPont plant and customers should use it at their own risk.

The Little Hocking Water Association sent notices of contamination to its customers Wednesday warning them that the water contains levels of C8 that may pose series health risks.

DuPont's Washington Works plant in West Virginia has been using C8, also referred to as ammonium perfluorooctanoate, since the 1950s as part of its manufacturing process, which includes Teflon.

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