E.I. DuPont pays civil penalty of US$59000 for violation of Clean Water Act in Kinston

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company for the discharge of pollutants in violation of the Clean Water Act at its polymer fiber manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C. Under the terms of the consent agreement and final order, DuPont paid a civil penalty of $59,000. According to EPA, the company discharged levels of mercury in excess of the total mercury limitation established in its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued by the state of North Carolina during 8 months between September 2008 and March 2009.
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