The NH Film Series of “The Devil We Know” continues after screenings in twenty towns across NH. “The Devil We Know” is a documentary exploring the coverup from DuPont and others that knew about the risks associated with PFOA.
The film follows a West Virginia community and its families struggling to cope with water contamination and health problems believed to be associated with PFOA, while also exposing those who knew about its dangers years before it became public.
In 2005, DuPont was fined $16.5 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the West Virginia Teflon plant settlement. The company was accused of withholding health safety data on toxins linked to the nonstick coating, according to media reports.
A screening will be held on Fri., May 30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Newton Town Hall, 2 Town Hall Road.
Hosted by the New Hampshire Safe Water Alliance, Conservation Law Foundation, NH Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Union of Concerned Scientists and other organizations, the free film screenings are designed to raise awareness about the dangers posed by PFAS contamination in water supplies, and how people can take action to make the state’s drinking water cleaner and safer. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NHSWA.