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Groundbreaking Reporting Helped Bring ‘Dark Waters’ to Light

“Dark Waters,” the story of how DuPont dumped a toxic Teflon chemical called PFOA in a small West Virginia town and covered it up for decades, opens nationwide today. Reviewers have raved: The New Yorker calls it “a stirring and infuriating story of brazen corporate indifference to employees, neighbors, and the world at large.” The film stars Mark Ruffalo as attorney Rob Bilott, who worked doggedly to expose the scandal. The Environmental Working Group was the first advocacy organization to bring national attention to PFOA and the larger class of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, which have contaminated water and human blood around the world. But dedicated reporters have also covered the story from the start. As it reaches a wider audience, they deserve recognition – and thanks. Read more....



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