DuPont was ordered to pay damages for deliberately dumping dangerous heavy metals on an industrial site
DuPont has said it will appeal the verdict in a punitive damages case.
On Friday, DuPont was ordered to pay $196.2m in punitive damages for deliberately dumping dangerous heavy metals on an industrial site, according to reports.
DuPont General Counsel Stacey J. Mobley, said: “We are extremely disappointed by the outcome of the Spelter case. With today’s decision, DuPont believes it has been unfairly punished for doing the right thing for this property and this community.
The lawsuit accused DuPont of deliberately dumping toxic arsenic, cadmium and lead on the site of a former zinc-smelting plant.