DuPont Fined $1.3m Over Series of Chemical Leaks

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
The settlement calls for DuPont to take correction actions to prevent future releases at the plant.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - DuPont will pay a fine of nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal complaint over eight chemical releases from a Kanawha County facility, one of which killed a worker.

The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the settlement announced in a statement Wednesday resolves several alleged violations of federal law.

The releases occurred between May 2006 and January 2010.

The settlement calls for DuPont to take correction actions to prevent future releases at the plant.

A worker died from exposure to phosgene that leaked at the plant in 2010.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has said DuPont could have prevented the death of Carl Fish if it had built an enclosure around phosgene tanks.

Fish was taking readings when a hose failed, spraying his chest and face.


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