Chemicals company DuPont will not face criminal prosecution for allegedly poisoning a number of female workers at its Lycra factory in Dordrecht, the Volkskrant said on Monday.
President-elect Joe Biden has said he'll designate a group of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a hazardous substance.
Water from a well on the Chemours property tested for GenX at a level more than 20,000 times the state provisional health goal for the compound, state records show.
The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.
"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."
Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.