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January 9, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined E.I. DuPont de Nours and Co. $531,000 for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its 1,455-acre DuPont Chambers Works Complex. The plant is along the Delaware River in Deepwater.

The EPA fined DuPont charging it improperly maintained and repaired two large refrigeration units designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the atmosphere. The two units have a capacity of 3,000 pounds of CFCs.

CFCs damage the ozone layer, which shields the earth from harmful radiation. The EPA also said the company failed to accurately submit reports under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

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