DuPont To Pay EPA $1.85M To Settle Herbicide Report Claims

By Caroline Simson (September 15, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT) -- E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. on Monday agreed to pay $1.85 million to settle allegations that it withheld 18 damning reports from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that might have spurred the regulator to ban the herbicide Imprelis more quickly.

The consent agreement and final order accused DuPont of turning over 18 reports detailing certain critical field trial studies only after it and the EPA began receiving numerous complaints that the herbicide killed trees that were not purposely targeted by the chemical. Just over two months after the reports were finally disclosed, the EPA banned Imprelis.

Additionally, the consent agreement...

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