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'Dark Waters' And The Battle Against DuPont

Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott in the film "Dark Waters."
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Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott in the film "Dark Waters."

This episode originally aired on December 16, 2019.

Teflon was discovered in 1938 as part of the Manhattan Project.

50 years later, it was a household trademark name of the non-stick, water-resistant coating for pots and pans.

Now, it’s memorable for ushering in the era of so-called forever chemicals that will endure for generations to come.

Today on The All Sides Summer Reading Series, lawyer and author Robert Bilott tells the story of his 20-year environmental fight.

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