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DuPont reaches deal with EPA

December 14, 2005
NEW YORK (Reuters) - DuPont Co. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an enforcement action related to the chemical compound perfluorooctanoic acid.

The agreement, subject to final approval by the EPA Environmental Appeals Board, would resolve four counts of reporting violations under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act filed in 2004, the Wilmington, Delaware-based chemical company said.

Four additional counts, raised by the agency in 2005, also were resolved.

The settlement closes this matter for DuPont without any admission of liability, the company said.