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