DuPont reaches settlement for pollutant discharges

    As part of a settlement agreement on allegations of pollutant discharges, DuPont Co. will pay $500,000.

    State and federal regulators got involved after the company self-reported the discharges into the Delaware River from its Edge Moor Plant near Wilmington, the Wilmington News Journal reports. Heavy rains and breakdowns at the plant’s wastewater-treatment system led to pollutant dumping on several occasions in the last five years.

    As part of the settlement, the facility will be analyzed for how it handles wastewater.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal