DuPont Ducks Teflon-Related Criminal Charges

Law360, New York (October 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- DuPont said Monday that it will not face criminal charges related to its use of perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical that gives Teflon its “non-sticky” qualities but has also been linked to cancer, organ damage and birth defects in laboratory animals.

According to DuPont, the U.S. Department of Justice has completed its review of perfluorooctanoic acid use at the company's Washington Works facility in Parkersburg, W. Va., and will not pursue criminal charges at present.

“We were fully responsive to the DOJ’s investigation,” said Stacey J. Mobley,...
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