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Consent Decree OK’d for DuPont’s Mercury Damage (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court approves a $42 million proposed Consent Decree between the federal and state governments and DuPont over damage to natural resources arising from DuPont’s twenty-year use of mercury in the manufacture of acetate fibers at its plant bordering the South River in Waynesboro, Virginia; the court finds the proposed decree to ...