Du Pont fined $750,000 by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Environmental Issues

Dec 12, 2011, Washington DC– It appears that DuPont may be fined $750,000 by the The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, says a report published by WDEL. The fine is for more than 60 violations of safety and environmental standards at a facility near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Apparently some hazardous substances were improperly handled and discharged at its Chambers Works facility in Salem County.

In 2006, DuPont was fined $105,000 after the department investigated more than 220 chemical spills at the site. In addition to the fine, the company must also furnish a plan to improve chemical handling procedures at the facility.

It was not clear how the quantum of the fine was decided.

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