DuPont Agrees to Lower Limit of PFOA in Drinking WaterA new legal agreement between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and E.I. du Pont de
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download, to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more about PDF, and for a link to the free Acrobat Reader.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.
- 2009 Consent Order (15 pp, 585 K) March 10, 2009
- Fact Sheet: DuPont Agrees to Lower Limit of PFOA in Drinking Water, March 2009 (4 pp, 130 K)
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.
- 2006 Consent Order
- Press Release: EPA Reaches Agreement with DuPont to Protect Drinking Water Near W.Va. Plant
- Fact Sheet: EPA, DuPont Agree on Measures to Protect Drinking Water Near the DuPont Washington Works
For information call the EPA PFOA Hotline set up for this order at 866-575-8543.