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Chemours Asked to Test Water for Teflon Agent by ‘Concerned’ EPA

Jan. 25, 2018, 4:32 PMUpdated: Jan. 25, 2018, 8:55 PM

Chemours Co. has been asked by federal regulators to test public and private drinking water supplies in West Virginia and Ohio for a chemical it uses to make products including Teflon.

A Jan. 11 letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seen by Bloomberg News, asks for the tests to begin no later than March 31 because the agency is “concerned” that water sources may be contaminated with a chemical known as GenX. The tests will be conducted in communities on both sides of the Ohio River near Chemours’ Parkersburg, W. Va, plant, also known as Washington Works.

The letter ...