C8 illness lawsuit likely going to jury next week in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — A former spokeswoman for DuPont’s Ohio River plant in West Virginia testified she never knew of any concerns about a chemical dumped into the river when she was telling residents the water was safe to drink.

Dawn Jackson took the stand Friday in a federal court in Columbus in one of the 3,500 lawsuits alleging a link between illnesses and the company discharging the chemical C8 into the Ohio River.

The case against the Delaware-based chemical company alleges a Washington County man got testicular cancer because of C8, a chemical used to make Teflon.

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations in the coming week, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

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