Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DuPont
Current Parent Company: 
Chemours
Penalty: 
$531,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
January 8, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the environment. CFCs damage the ozone layer, which shields the earth from harmful radiation that contributes to increased skin cancer. The company also failed to accurately submit reports to EPA under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New Jersey
Facility City: 
Deepwater
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Delaware
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Notes: 

This facility is one of those transferred from DuPont to its Chemours spinoff in 2015.

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