Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Corteva
Current Parent Company: 
Corteva
Penalty: 
$27,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
January 22, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

DuPont and its spinoffs Chemours and Corteva agreed to pay a total of $83 million to settle a group of cases alleging of dumping of the carcinogen perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) from a plant on the Ohio River in West Virginia. This addressed cases subsequent to those covered in a 2017 settlement in which DuPont and Chemours each paid $335 million.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Southern District of Ohio
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
2:13-md-02433
Case Name: 
In re: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Delaware
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
agribusiness
Specific Industry of Parent: 
seeds and crop protection
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Parent company note: 
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