DuPont Agrees To $1.6M Pollution Settlement In WV

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- DuPont has agreed to pay $1.1 million in penalties and spend another $500,000 on environmental projects to resolve pollution violations at one of its West Virginia plants.

The agreement with the State Department of Environmental Protection involves violations at DuPont's Washington Works plant and two of its landfills.

DuPont said Tuesday the violations occurred between 2004 and last July.

The plant and two landfills are located near Parkersburg.

As part of the agreement, DuPont has up to three years to spend the $500,000 on environmental projects that benefit the community.

DuPont can pay the $1.1 million fine in four payments over the next year.

The agreement was reached March 12 and DEP put it out for public comment last week.

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