C8 illness lawsuit likely going to jury next week in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former spokeswoman for DuPont’s Ohio River plant in West Virginia says she never knew of any concerns about a chemical dumped into the river when she was telling residents the water was safe to drink.

Dawn Jackson testified Friday in a federal court in Columbus in one of the 3,500 lawsuits alleging a link between illnesses and the company discharging the chemical C8 into the Ohio River.

The case against the Delaware-based chemical company alleges a Washington County man got testicular cancer because of C8, a chemical used to make Teflon.

Jackson testified she wasn’t told that the company that made C8 for DuPont warned that it was a “possible” human carcinogen.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/290lsBG ) reports the case is expected to go to a jury sometime next week.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com