DuPont has paid a lawyer overseeing a medical program that is supposed to test 100,000 Ohioans and West Virginians for C8 contamination nearly $15 million in the past 2 1/2 years, yet the chemical company has spent only about $860,000 on actual testing.

Jeffrey Dugas, spokesman for Keep Your Promises, a grass-roots group of Mid-Ohio Valley residents that is keeping an eye on DuPont’s progress with the medical-monitoring program, says DuPont, which produced Teflon at its Washington Works plant along the Ohio River just south of Parkersburg, West Virginia, is obstructing the program to limit the number of people diagnosed with C8-caused diseases and, therefore, its liability.

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