Feds Fine DuPont Entity Over '02 Chemical Explosion

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have fined DuPont Co. entity First Chemical Corp. $731,000 in a deal that ends an investigation into a 2002 explosion at the company's Mississippi chemical manufacturing complex, which spewed flaming debris and shot a six-ton chunk of building 1,500 feet into the pond of a neighboring refinery.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the District of Mississippi Aug. 20, settling alleged violations of the Clean Air Act over the company's supposed failure to adequately design...
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