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DuPont fined for violations at West Virginia plant

4:39 PM MDT | September 1, 2014

EPA and the Department of Justice (Justice Department) say that DuPont has been fined $1.28 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous materials from its Belle, WV, site on eight occasions during May 2006–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 Justice Department say in a joint statement. In addition to the penalty, DuPont estimates that it will...

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