DuPont to pay $3.3 million for EPA violations

DuPont has agreed to pay to resolve 57 violations of the Toxic Substance Control Act.

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cynthia GIles says the Wilmington-based chemical giant “failed to comply with the law and notify the EPA that it had information on chemicals that could pose a risk to human health and the environment.”  

The violations go back to May 5, 2006 when the company admitted to the EPA that it had failed to file the proper toxicity studies with the agency.

The Toxic Substance Control Act was created in 1976 as a means to collect data on chemicals in order to evaluate the chemicals effects and wheter any EPA controls are necessary.

You can find the complete agreement between the EPA and DuPont by clicking here.

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