DuPont To Pay West Virginia Residents $70 Million In Pollution Settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chemical maker DuPont Co. will pay $70 million and fund long-term medical monitoring for residents of a West Virginia town who sued over pollution from a zinc smelter and its 100-foot-tall pile of waste.A state judg…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chemical maker DuPont Co. will pay $70 million and fund long-term medical monitoring for residents of a West Virginia town who sued over pollution from a zinc smelter and its 100-foot-tall pile of waste.

A state judge approved the settlement Tuesday that ends years of court battles by residents of Spelter against Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont. The zinc smelter closed in 2001 after operating for 90 years.

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