How Local Attorney Robert Bilott Wound Up Taking On Chemical Giant DuPont

Mar 1, 2016

Local attorney Robert Bilott's career-changing case against DuPont gains national attention.
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Local attorney Robert Bilott has made national headlines, from The New York Times to The Intercept, with his high-profile case against the DuPont chemical company. A corporate defense attorney for eight years, this major environmental case exposed that DuPont operated above the Environmental Protection Agency for decades, intentionally hiding the dangers of the chemical PFOA (C8), to which people were exposed through waste runoff in West Virginia. DuPont used PFOA  in the process to make Teflon until fairly recently. 

Joining us in the studio to discuss this case and the dangers of C8 are attorney Robert Bilott and Dr. Paul Brooks, manager of the C8 Health Project for Ohio and West Virginia.