December 14, 2005

DuPont says reaches settlement with EPA

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

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.