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DuPont fined for violations at West Virginia plant

3:35 PM MDT | August 27, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that DuPont has been fined $1.275 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous materials from its Belle, WV site on 8 occasions between May 2006 and January 2010, including a 23 January 2010 incident in which a DuPont employee died after exposure to phosgene gas. Several of the alleged releases also posed significant risk to people or the Kanawha River, EPA and DOJ said in a joint statement. In addition to the penalty, DuPont estimates that it will spend approximately...

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