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Old 08-09-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Battle Over Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Pans Heats Up

Battle Over Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Pans Heats Up

Battle Over Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Pans Heats Up
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TRENTON, New Jersey, August 6, 2009 (ENS) - A large manufacturer and user of a chemical in non-stick cookware and stain resistant fabrics is pressing New Jersey state regulators to reduce what could amount to a multi-billion dollar water cleanup bill.

The tug-of-war between the state of New Jersey and DuPont over perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA, in drinking water has reached a critical stage, according to documents posted Wednesday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER.

In an unusual move, DuPont consultants are being allowed to make a presentation to the state Drinking Water Quality Institute which develops recommended standards for hazardous contaminants in drinking water.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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Someone has to be responsible for the clean up. Why shouldn't the manufacturer be held accountable? Must the tax payer always be saddled with the costs?
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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Cradle to grave. Simple policy that makes sense and puts the responsibility on those responsible. Plus, it's the law as it stands now. Why change it?

Or, as they say around here, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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I have no idea who is sleeping with who over this one. I can't imagine why the State of New Jersey would allow itself to be in this alleged tug of war. Is the State forgetting the people they represent while looking at winning favor with DuPont's stock holders? Something isn't right.
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