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DuPont in $50 mln settlement over Virginia mercury pollution- US Justice Department

DuPont in $50 mln settlement over Virginia mercury pollution- US Justice Department

DuPont chemical company agreed to pay $50 million to settle claims stemming from the release of mercury from its Waynesboro, Virginia facility, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Thursday.

“The Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the Commonwealth of Virginia today to announce a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at approximately $50 million to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia,” the release said. “Over 100 miles of river and associated floodplain have been contaminated by mercury in the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River watershed.”

Government natural resource trustees will use the funds to implement projects that will compensate the public for the injuries related to natural resources and associated losses, the release said.

Source: DuPont in $50 mln settlement over Virginia mercury pollution- US Justice Department

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