Environmental Health

"Air Quality Regulators in “Cancer Alley” Have Fallen Dangerously Behind"

"An audit found that the time it takes the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to issue penalties to polluters has doubled. Some companies that have been known to violate air quality rules were able to keep at it for years, or even decades."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 01/29/2021

"DuPont, Chemours in $4 Billion ‘Forever Chemicals’ Cost Pact"

"DuPont de Nemours Inc. and Chemours Co. agreed to a $4 billion settlement of a dispute over environmental liabilities shifted to Chemours after it was spun off in 2015. The accord, which also includes DuPont’s former seed business Corteva Inc., covers payments for liabilities tied to a class of chemicals known as PFAS, the companies said in a statement on Friday."

Source: Bloomberg, 01/25/2021


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