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DuPont & Co.

Baton Rouge, LA: (Jul-21-07) The Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought charges against DuPont & Co., alleging that the company had harmful emissions at four of their sulfuric acid production plants. In a settlement reached, the company agreed to cut more than 13,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from the four sulfuric acid production plants as well as spend $66 million on air pollution controls at its plant in Louisiana. Adding the controls at plants in Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky will cost at least $87 million, however, DuPont also has the option of ceasing operations at the plants. DuPont will also pay a civil penalty of $4.13 million under the Clean Air Act. The Department said DuPont is the second sulfuric acid manufacturer in the nation to agree to a company-wide global compliance agreement as part of an initiative under which the Justice Department and EPA expect to reach similar agreements with other sulfuric acid makers. [CNN MONEY: DUPONT EMISSIONS]

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Published on Jul-23-07


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