Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A Timely Excerpt from Chapter 5

In 1996, Dr. Eli McCoy of the WVDEP water division negotiated a settlement of $200,000 with DuPont over reports of hundreds of dead cattle and deer in the area of the Dry Run Landfill. In part, the terms of the settlement barred further governmental investigation or enforcement at the site in exchange for the payment to the agency. It weakly insisted on some minor upgrades to the landfill, including the installation of a liner and a system for capturing groundwater runoff. At the conclusion of the drafting of the consent decree, McCoy left WVDEP for work in the private sector "and began working for the same DuPont consultant that would assist DuPont in complying with the consent decree - Potesta and Associates."

Unfortunately, the revolving door between DuPont and WVDEP didn't begin or end with Eli McCoy. Far more dangerous individuals would interfere with the health and safety of the people of West Virginia and Ohio from within the state agency.

(from Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, Chapter 5: The Conspiratorial Bureaucracies, page 57)

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