DuPont Settles EPA Suit Over Railcar Waste Disposal

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 7:43 PM EST) -- DuPont Co. settled a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit Wednesday, paying a $250,000 civil penalty and agreeing to improve its wastewater treatment program at a New Jersey facility after being accused of failing to properly empty railcars used to transport caustic waste.

DuPont owns and operates the Secure Environmental Treatment Facility in Deepwater, N.J., where it has the capacity to treat 40 million gallons of wastewater per day, according to the complaint. DuPont accepts industrial wastewater from other facilities, including shipments from a Franklin, Va., plant...
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Case Title

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY


Case Number

1:11-cv-07003

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Noel L. Hillman

Date Filed

November 30, 2011

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