Category Archives: DuPont

Alert 393: Giant pile of poison to be left on banks of Delaware River as a gift to future generations

[Note:  This alert was originally published on March 2, 2005.  We are resposting in today, Aug 24, 2015–ten years later!– because the announced closing of DuPont’s Edge-Moor plant has reawakened interest in the situation.  Alan Muller]

Green Delaware Alert #393
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Public hearings on DuPont’s Edge Moor dioxin factory:
March 1 and 2, 2005.

DuPont admits dioxin-laced wastes were used to treat Wilmington drinking water… Continue reading

“Commentary: Time to think about Delaware’s Peterson, Coastal Zone Act”

Published today in the Delaware State News:

http://delawarestatenews.net/opinion/commentary-time-to-think-about-delawares-peterson-coastal-zone-act/

DSN Peterson Coastal Zone Act

Delaware’s a mess. The water is rising. We are a major destination for bomb trains. One of the most leaky and dangerous nuke power complexes threatens and pollutes the state and is trying to expand with new reactors. The air and water are polluted. The economy is stagnant and the political system corrupt. The public schools are under attack. The court system is openly dedicated to protecting corporate crime. A tale of woe, to be sure. Continue reading

Russ Peterson, the Delaware Coastal Zone Act, and leadership in Delaware

Delaware’s a mess. The water is rising. We are a major destination for bomb trains. One of the most leaky and dangerous nuke power complexes threatens and pollutes the state and is trying to expand with new reactors. The air and water are polluted. The economy is stagnant and the political system corrupt. The public schools are under attack. The court system is openly dedicated to protecting corporate crime. A tale of woe, to be sure. Continue reading

DuPont at work in West Virginia

Worker killed by poison gas leak
February 5, 2010

DuPont at work in New Jersey

Sunday, February 7, 2010
Last updated: Sunday February 7, 2010, 10:13 AM

The Record
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Families already reeling from news that their health might be imperiled by dangerous chemicals seeping from a defunct DuPont munitions factory may now have something else to worry about: declining property values in their Passaic County neighborhood. Continue reading

Federal jury finds Bureau of Land Management, DuPont negligent in damaged farmland case

AP:  http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HERBICIDE_LAWSUIT?SITE=PAREA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal jury has found the Bureau of Land Management and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. negligent in the use of an herbicide blamed for damaging thousands of acres of crops across a broad swath of southern Idaho. Continue reading

The Committee of Chronic Violators ….

Note:  This post dates from 2002.  This update is inserted 12 years later, on Nov. 24, 2014. 

Some of the organizations who behaved so badly in this episode might be represented by better people these days, notably Audubon and Sierra, but the general pattern of servility to industrial interests, and wanting to be accepted insiders at any costs, hasn’t changed much if at all.  The Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center is no more, Lyman Welch, an honorable guy, is working in Chicago, and Bob Whetzel is representing the “Peninsula Composting” appeal of the shutdown order.  Dave McBride still chairs the Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Control committee.  John Carney, then representing “Clean Air Council” was fired by them and is long gone from Delaware.  The membership of the committee was engineered by Dave Small.  This is the sort of thing that qualified him, in Governor Markell’s eyes, to head up the DNREC.

Here is a link to the (official) minutes of the June 10, 2002, Committee of Chronic Violators.  For your amusement and enlightenment.  See also this:  http://www.members.dca.net/greendel/alerts/alert90.html

 Green Delaware Alert # 142
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Why Delaware stays polluted:
In “The Chemical Capital of the World,” polluters write the environmental
regulations…..

The committee of chronic violators

Calls, emails needed….

May 21, 2002. Why does Delaware stay so polluted and unhealthy, with
nothing really changing, in spite of one pollution scandal after
another? Continue reading