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C8 Science Panel to release final report in W.Va.

Oct. 29, 2012 @ 09:12 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A panel of experts is set to release its final report about studies of residents pertaining to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia.

The C8 Science Panel plans to release the report Monday on studies of data collected from about 70,000 residents.

The three-member science panel was formed in 2005 as part of a class-action settlement of a lawsuit that claimed water supplies were contaminated in Ohio and West Virginia.

DuPont uses C8, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid, at its Washington Works plant near Parkersburg. DuPont plans to stop making and using C8 by 2015.

Previously the panel found probable links between the chemical and health issues including thyroid disease, testicular and kidney cancers, pregnancy-induced hypertension and ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease.