Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
E. I. DuPont
Current Parent Company: 
DuPont de Nemours
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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Delaware
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
specialty materials
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Parent company note: 
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