DuPont to pay $725,000 in Chambers Works plant settlement

    DuPont Co. will pay a $725,000 fine in its settlement with the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection for violations at the company’s Deepwater Chambers Works plant, Today’s Sunbeam reports.

    Self-reported violations, and others found during DEP investigations, involve the plant’s hazardous waste disposal landfill, drum and container storage and industrial wastewater treatment.
    In addition to the fine, DuPont has agreed to a compliance schedule that details a list of clean-up and upgrade projects to be completed. Some of those include:

    A site-wide evaluation of storage procedures and waste accumulation
    Removal of hazardous waste from the wastewater holding tank
    Submit quarterly reports of compliance progress.

    The DEP says DuPont’s violations did not pose human or environmental threats.

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