DuPont settles with EPA for alleged toxic releases, worker death

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BELLE, W. Va. (Aug. 28, 2014) — E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a case in which the EPA accused the chemical manufacturer of allowing releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances at its Belle plant.

The releases occurred between May 2006 and January 2010, and posed significant risk to the Kanawha River and to the people who lived in the area, the EPA alleged. One worker at the Belle plant died from exposure to the toxic gas phosgene, according to the agency.

DuPont will pay a $1.275 million penalty and take corrective actions to prevent future releases, the EPA said.

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When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?

I try and take in at least one show a year.
30%
I usually attend one every few years.
14%
There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.
12%
I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.
19%
I’d like to but I am too busy
25%