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DuPont Chemical Plant Fined

DuPont has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey.

The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the environment. CFCs damage the ozone layer.

The company also failed to accurately submit reports to the EPA under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

In addition to paying $531,000, DuPont corrected the problems in its leak detection program and will comply with reporting requirements.

Late last year Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay a record $100 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what the automakers certified to EPA.

 

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One thought on “DuPont Chemical Plant Fined

  1. You mean DuPont did not follow its own core values. Ellen, you should investigate immediately as this goes against the values you expect from you employees. Falsifying records or not correctly reporting don’t show a company steeped in core values. Time for an internal investigation Ellen!

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