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Advisory: EPA Announces Largest Civil Administrative Penalty In Its History for Dupont PFOA Violations

Release Date: 12/14/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Dave Ryan, 202-564-4355 / ryan.dave@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C.-Dec. 14, 2005) EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Granta Y. Nakayama will announce the largest civil administrative penalty the Agency has ever obtained under any federal environmental statute -- against DuPont for violations related to the synthetic chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), under provisions of both the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

What: Teleconference call with reporters to discuss the enforcement action.

Who: EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Granta Y. Nakayama and Susan Hazen, principal deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.

When: 2:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005

Reporters may call 800-811-6040; Conference ID No. 3400891, or ask for Dupont Conference Call