From The Sun Magazine.org, March 2022
Robert Bilott is an unlikely environmental hero. As a lawyer in the 1990s he worked extensively on behalf of chemical companies. Then, in 1998, a West Virginia cattle farmer named Wilbur Earl Tennant contacted Bilott looking for legal representation. Tennant’s cattle were inexplicably dying and bearing deformed and stillborn calves, and the farmer suspected that industrial chemicals leaking from a DuPont landfill were to blame. DuPont operated the world’s largest Teflon factory in Parkersburg, West Virginia, just seven miles from Tennant’s farm. Though Tennant’s request fell outside of Bilott’s normal work, the lawyer agreed to look into it, mostly because the farmer knew his grandmother.
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