DuPont’s new performance chemicals company Chemours will also help DuPont shed about $300 million worth of environmental remediation costs, Delaware Online reports.
Following its separation from DuPont, Chemours will manufacture titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts and other chemicals.
Delaware Online says, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Chemours’ cleanup bill could exceed $300 million, “with ‘adverse’ circumstances possibly sending the environmental burden above $1 billion.”
More than 21 percent of Chemours’ $1.28 billion in contractual obligations at the end of 2013 involved environmental remediation, second only to raw material purchases.
Earlier this year DuPont agreed to pay $1.275 million as part of a settlement with the federal government for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances at its Belle, W. Va. facility between May 2006 and January 2010.