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22 Mai 2006


Response of DuPont to "Toxic 100" ranking

DuPont is committed to adhere to the highest standards for the safe operation of our facilities and the protection of the environment. We will drive toward zero emissions, giving priority to those that may present the greatest potential risk to health or the environment. In an effort to meet this commitment we have reduced our air carcinogen emissions more than 92% since 1987 when they were first reported under the EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). We have reduced all of our TRI-reported emissions and releases more than 80% since 1987... We are concerned about our ranking... We are committed to pursue additional improvements in our environmental performance and we will focus our ongoing efforts on those emissions and releases that present the greatest opportunity for reducing our potential impacts...

Part of the following timelines

USA: Univ. of Massachusetts research institute releases list of top 100 corporate air polluters - top 10: DuPont, US Steel, ConocoPhillips, GE, Kodak, ExxonMobil, Ford, Tyson, Alcoa, ADM

"Toxic 100" list of corporate air polluters, prepared by Univ. of Massachusetts research institute (PERI): DuPont in top 10.