DuPont penalized for hazardous waste violations

DuPont, the longtime Delaware mainstay, has merged with Dow Chemical to form  DowDuPont.  (AP file photo)

DuPont, the longtime Delaware mainstay, has merged with Dow Chemical to form DowDuPont. (AP file photo)

DuPont’s Experimental Station in Wilmington has been penalized for not complying with hazardous waste requirements.

The company was ordered to pay a fine of $53,600 for the violations, along with a $3,350 fee for an investigation conducted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

The facility, which is a large-quantity generator of hazardous waste and a permitted storage facility, failed to properly maintain its waste three times over a 14-month period, according to a Notice of Administrative Penalty issued by DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin.

During a compliance assessment in May, DNREC representatives found DuPont stored waste past the one-year limit and did not properly identify hazardous waste.

Two months later, DNREC found another violation of storing hazardous waste beyond the one-year limit.

DuPont can appeal the order within 30 days.

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