DuPont offers $70M settlement in smelter case

Kyla Asbury Nov. 23, 2010, 2:25pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- DuPont is offering to pay $70 million to settle a toxic exposure case in Harrison County involving a DuPont smelter.

The proposed settlement is pending approval in Harrison Circuit Court. It calls for DuPont to pay $70 million for clean-up costs and other costs and expenses associated with the litigation. It also establishes a limited medical monitoring program in which DuPont has agreed to provide periodic medical testing and medical check-ups to class members for 30 years to test for any possible effects from the Spelter facility.

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