EPA Fines DuPont Over Mercury Discharges

Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Chemical company DuPont Co. has agreed to pay $59,000 to settle allegations that it discharged mercury from a plant in Kinston, N.C., in violation of the Clean Water Act.

DuPont accepted the civil penalty as part of a consent agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the agency announced Tuesday.

DuPont discharged mercury from a Kinston polymer fiber manufacturing facility in excess of the amount allowed by its permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, according to the EPA.

DuPont had purchased the facility in...
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