background preloader

Global Headquarters

Global Headquarters

Related:  RIVM - Teflon / PFOA / c8 by DuPont

DuPont’s Teflon Neighbors Worry Chemours Won’t Pay Bills DuPont Co.’s plan to spin off its Teflon unit is spurring concern on the West Virginia-Ohio border that the new company won’t cover medical payments for residents sickened by a chemical long-used at the production plant. In 2004, as a result of a class action filed three years earlier, DuPont agreed to pay $235 million to monitor residents’ health around Parkersburg, West Virginia, where the plant is located. The new company, though, will start life heavily in debt because of a promised $4 billion dividend it owes DuPont after the spinoff, set for July 1. Now a group called Keep Your Promises DuPont is demanding DuPont explain how the new company, Chemours Co., will fund its commitment to the community’s health.

Light brix, un concept de mur intéractif Hehe nous propose donc des blocs de lumière qui peuvent être interactif avec les habitats du lieu ou de la maison. En fonction de vos envies vous pouvez décider d’illuminer tel ou tel bloc de lumière simplement en le touchant. L’intérêt donc de de transformer votre mur en oeuvre éphémère et originale. Une video est disponible sur le site de hehe. Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia Mariah Blake Home to one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in U.S. history. Story by Mariah Blake Media directed by Emily Kassie “Hold on to something,” Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor.

ARCHITEXTUR DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception KEN WAMSLEY SOMETIMES DREAMS that he’s playing softball again. He’ll be at center field, just like when he played slow pitch back in his teens, or pounding the ball over the fence as the crowd goes wild. Other times, he’s somehow inexplicably back at work in the lab. Wamsley calls them nightmares, these stories that play out in his sleep, but really the only scary part is the end, when “I wake up and I have no rectum anymore.” Wamsley is 73. After developing rectal cancer and having surgery to treat it in 2002, he walks slowly and gets up gingerly from the bench in his small backyard.

3form matériaux Hoe DuPont met teflon een ongekende milieuramp veroorzaakte. Ook in Nederland? Arne van der Wal Chemiebedrijf DuPont heeft decennialang de giftigheid van een bestanddeel van teflon verdoezeld. In de Verenigde Staten lopen zo’n 3500 civiele zaken tegen de chemiereus. Het betreft een van de grootste milieuschandalen waarvoor de chemische industrie verantwoordelijk is. Maar in Nederland, waar DuPont in Dordrecht teflon produceerde, is het opmerkelijk stil rond deze kwestie. Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals in the U.S. Population: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2004 and Comparisons with NHANES 1999–2000

C8 Science Panel Website