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The Devil We Know

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The Devil We Know

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Thursday 27 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it had knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7 percent of Americans - into the local drinking water supply, filing one of the largest class-actions in environmental history. The Devil We Know reveals decades of top-level mismanagement and environmental contamination. The eponymous ‘devil’ is a chemical compound called C8, which has been used for years in the production of DuPont’s Teflon kitchenware, 3M’s Scotchgard, and a large range of water-resistant materials. Mixing footage of public hearings, news reports and corporate ads, plus input from scientists and activists, The Devil We Know is a riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance 2018