Tell WVDEP No More Toxic Discharges Into the Ohio River!

From our partners at the WV Rivers Coalition 

We need your help to tell the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to protect public health: No more toxic discharges into the Ohio River!

The WVDEP is currently accepting comments on a permit for Chemours Washington Works facility. The company has applied for a second permit to add a new processing line that would discharge more toxic chemicals into the water.

This notorious facility, formerly owned by DuPont, severely polluted the drinking water of the surrounding regions with a PFAS chemical called PFOA, also known as C8. PFAS are called forever chemicals because they don’t break down in the environment. That contamination incident led to a class action lawsuit and a health study linking the consumption of PFAS-contaminated drinking water to several cancers.

Communities surrounding this facility have been subject to health impacts from PFAS exposure for far too long. EPA classifies this area as an environmental justice community due to low life expectancy and increased disabilities. Healthcare costs from illness due to PFAS continue to pile up. 

We need your voice to support our neighbors, advocate for public health protections, and hold polluters accountable!

  1. Attend the WVDEP’s virtual public hearing on Monday, March 4, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Pre-registration for the hearing is required. Call Terry Fletcher at 304-926-0499 ext. 49720 or complete this form by 5 pm on March 4 to register.
  2. Send a comment to WVDEP and ask them to reject Chemours Washington Works Permit Application to discharge more forever chemicals into the Ohio River watershed.
  3. View WV Rivers’ fact sheet for help with talking points, and reach out to to help guide you through this process. 

For clean water and healthy communities, 

WV Rivers Coalition

Take Action! 

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  1. We saw how quickly problems could happen with East Palestine last year to the Ohio river. This is our drinking water, and we should be the consideration over corporate polluters.

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