DuPont to Pay $70 Million to Settle Lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2010
At issue is former facility in Spelter, W. Va.

DuPont and attorneys for the class members involved in a lawsuit regarding the company's former facility in Spelter, W.Va., announced a proposed settlement of the lawsuit on Nov. 23.

DuPont will pay $70 million for clean-up costs and other costs and expenses associated with the litigation. The settlement also establishes a limited medical monitoring program, in which DuPont has agreed to provide periodic medical testing and medical check-ups to class members for a period of 30 years to test for any possible effects from the Spelter facility.

"DuPont is pleased to reach an agreement that places our focus on the Spelter site and the community and not on lengthy and contentious legal proceedings," said Thomas L. Sager, DuPont General Counsel. "DuPont has had manufacturing operations in West Virginia for more than 80 years with a solid track record of investment, employment and community involvement. We remain committed to operating our facilities in the state consistent with our core values and continue to play a meaningful role in the economic future of West Virginia."

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