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Lovefest In Delaware

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July 22, 2021

The State of Delaware and the E. I. du Pont Companies’ many noms de guerre — E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, The Chemours Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and Corteva, Inc. — have agreed to a settlement in which the companies collectively pay $50 million to the State, thus resolving responsibility for damages caused by various compounds including polyfluoroalky (PFAs). The payment settles the parties’ dispute relating to the environmental impact of exposure to PFAs, which research suggests cause cancer, liver damage, immune disorders and other disorders. Dupont started using PFAs to produce Teflon in its Delaware facilities in 1951. “These companies have a long, proud history in our state,” said Governor John Carney.  “This agreement is a natural extension of that legacy and signifies a commitment to continue investing in the quality of life of our citizens and the health of our environment.” —  “We are privileged to live and work in this great state,” said Mark Newman, CEO of Chemours. “Our actions today were very much motivated by our commitment to make a meaningful difference in the community we call home and our historical relationship with the state of Delaware.” The investigation into the environmental impact of exposure to PFAs is ongoing, and is expected to result in future enforcement actions against other companies.

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