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DuPont Agrees to Lower Limit of PFOA in Drinking Water

A new legal agreement between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and E.I. du Pont de

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Nemours & Co. will lower the limit of PFOA in drinking water for people who live near DuPont’s Washington Works facility in Parkersburg, W.Va. Under the new order, DuPont will offer connection to a public water system, treatment, or temporary bottled water to people on public or private water systems if the level of PFOA detected in drinking water is equal to or greater than 0.40 parts per billion. The following documents provide information on this agreement.

2006 Consent Order

Under a 2006 consent order, all public and private water systems that had PFOA levels above 0.50 ppb were offered alternative water or treatment, and DuPont is maintaining the alternative water or treatment at those systems today. The following documents provide information on the 2006 order.


For information call the EPA PFOA Hotline set up for this order at 866-575-8543.

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