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EPA Action to Restrict Imports of Certain Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) Draws Praise from C-8 Lawsuit Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC
Date:10/20/2013

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2013

As dozens of C8 lawsuits alleging injury and death associated with C8 pollution from DuPont’s Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, continue to move forward in federal court, Wright & Schulte LLC is praising a recent decision from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict the use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals, which are often used in carpets. Long-chain PFCs include C8, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid, a toxic chemical that was used at the DuPont Washington Works plant for decades. Wright & Schulte LLC is now representing numerous individuals who have allegedly been sickened by C8 tainted water associated with DuPont’s Washington Works plant in personal injury claims that have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Richard Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee established for the federal C8 lawsuits. (In Re: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433)

According to a statement issued by the EPA on September 30, 2013, the agency has finalized a rule that will restrict imports of potentially harmful long-chain PFCs that are used as stain-resistant agents in carpets, and which have largely been voluntarily phased out by American businesses. According to the EPA, this category of PFCs poses long-term health threats, as th
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