DuPont To Pay $3.3M Over Chemical Health Risks

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 1:28 PM EST) -- Chemical giant DuPont Co. has agreed to pay the federal government $3.3 million to resolve 57 alleged failures to report potential health risks in sealant and paint chemicals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.

The settlement, approved Dec. 15 by the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board, clears DuPont of alleged violations of the Toxic Substance Control Act, which requires companies to expeditiously report research indicating that chemicals may pose risks to health or the environment.

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