In this particular article, Dupont is settling a class action lawsuit which alleges that the company is guilty of contaminating water supplies in West Virginia and Ohio with a key ingredient used in its Teflon products. While no admissions of guilt have yet been heard from Dupont, interestingly it has promised to pay a sum of at least $85 million and possibly up to $340 million to settle the case.
I find it hard to believe that a company can, in good judgement, knowingly contaminate the environment and in-turn possibly do harm to millions of people. What is wrong with the way businesses operate? Are we only taught in school to care about the almighty dollar? Aren't the lives of our children and further generations in our minds or do we just worry about what happens on earth doing our lifespan?
Maybe I'm getting too deep, I mean the contamination of water by Dupont is only going to affect a few states back East. Why do we care? We have to care because who knows what and where Dupont will contaminate again. Hopefully, the public becomes aware of this behavior made by a company as well regarded as Dupont and holds them responsible in cleaning up not only the contamination, but also their behavior.