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DuPont Pays $US 3.3 Million for TSCA Violations

Chemical manufacturer DuPont has agreed to pay a penalty of 3.3 million US dollars to settle violations of the US chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

TSCA requires companies to inform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when they have research demonstrating that a chemical could pose a substantial risk to human health and the environment.

DuPont failed to notify the EPA of 57 research studies indicating "substantial risk" indentified while testing chemicals for possible use as surface protection, masonry protection, water repellents, sealants and paints.

This is not the first time DuPont has paid big fines to the EPA. In 2005 the company paid a penalty of more than 10 million US dollars for failing to report the dangers of toxic chemicals, which was at that time the largest civil administrative penalty the EPA had ever obtained under any environmental statute.

EPA Press Release