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DuPont to Pay $196 Million in Smelter Lawsuit

10:08 AM MDT | October 31, 2007 | Michelle Bryner with Nancy Seewald

A West Virginia jury has ordered DuPont to pay $196 million in punitive damages, after finding the company guilty of deliberately dumping toxic materials at DuPont’s former zinc-smelting plant at Spelter, WV. The action ends a four-phase, six-week trial, and brings DuPont’s total payment to nearly $400 million when combined with previous verdicts. Verdict: DuPont plans to appeal. DuPont operated the plant for 22 years before selling it in 1950 to Meadowbrook Corp., a now defunct company. T.L. Diamond (New York), also a defendant in this case...

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