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Company: E. I. DuPont
Current Parent CompanyDuPont de Nemours
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Penalty: $107,600,000
Year: 2005
Date: February 28, 2005
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: As part of the resolution of a West Virginia class action concerning health and environmental problems linked to perfluorooctanoic acid (or PFOA), a chemical used in making Teflon, DuPont agreed to make cash payments, improve water facilities and fund a program for health monitoring of local residents, all at an estimated cost of at least $107.6 million.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Wood County (West Virginia) Circuit Court
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 01-C-608
Case Name: Leach v. E. I. DuPont
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: West Virginia
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Delaware
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: chemicals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: specialty materials
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