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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND VIDEO

Articles from The Exponent Telegram:
     Lawsuit Claims Office Now Open in Spelter
     Judge Raises Registration Payout in DuPont Suit
     DuPont Prepares Letters on Health Monitoring Program (2-9-11)
     DuPont Claims Office Receives Medical Monitoring Applicatioin Forms (4-19-11)
     1,000 Apply So Far for Medical Monitoring
     Judge Rules Two Can Take Part in DuPont Medical Monitoring
     Spelter Soil Cleanup Debated in Harrison County Courtroom (6-3-11)
     Bedell Rules on Spelter Cleanup (6-29-11)
     First Town Meetings Held in Wake of DuPont Lawsuit (7-12-11)
     Spelter Town Hall Photograph
     Town Hall Brings Together DuPont, Spelter Residents
     Spelter Area Residents Signing Up for Land, Home Cleanups (7-20-11)
     DuPont Says 3,500 Enrolled in Spelter Monitoring Plan (9-13-11)
     DuPont Settlement a Sign of True Corporate Power (10-10-11)
     Bedell Orders DuPont to Make $2.8M Initial Payment (10-25-11)
     Property Cleanup Begins in Spelter (11-2-11)
     Spelter Area Residents Beginning 30 Years of Medical Monitoring as Part of Settlement (3-19-12)
     Bids Submitted for Spelter Remediation (5-1-12)
     Judge to Rule on DuPont Spelter Smelter Cleanup Terms (5-2-12)
     Judge Issues Ruling on Spelter Cleanup (5-5-12)
     Cleanup in Spelter Class-Action Suit Slated to be Finished in 2014 (5-10-12)
     Spelter Smelter Class-Action Cleanup Begins (5-16-12)
     Spelter Smelter Settlement to Allot Monies for Families Who Relocate (5-30-12)
     County to Appeal Exclusion from DuPont Lawsuit Cleanup (6-8-12)
     CDC Rule Focus of Hearing in DuPont Class-Action (8-31-12)
     A Town Meeting was Held (9-29-12)
     DuPont Funded Property Cleanup Could be Finished by End of 2015 (9-18-14)

Property Town Hall Meeting Video:  http://web.me.com/sabeellis/TownHall2/Town_Hall_2.html


Letter to Property Owners in Zone 1A about Soil Clean-Up and House Clean-Up Program with Registration Form (6-27-11)

Letter to All Class Area Property Owners about House Clean-Up Program with Registration Form (6-27-11)

Property Clean-Up Program Fairness Hearing Video:  http://web.me.com/sabeellis/Hearing/Hearing.html

Town Hall Meeting Video:  http://web.me.com/sabeellis/TownHall/Town_Hall.html

Medical Monitoring Registration Form

Property Program Questionnaire 

Below, please find a summary of Settlement milestones for November 2014:

During the month, much was accomplished in carrying out both the Medical Monitoring Program and the Property Clean-Up Program, after timely beginning on November 1, 2011.


A. MEDICAL MONITORING PROGRAM

Important Medical Monitoring Program (the “Program”) milestones were accomplished in November.

On December 1, 2013, we began the second round of testing for Program Claimants, which came to a virtual close in November 2014. Through November 2014, 994 claimants had signed up for the second round of testing.

On November 20, 2014, we had our quarterly Medical Monitoring Program review meeting with CTIA, the Finance Committee and the Claimants Committee.


B. PROPERTY CLEAN-UP PROGRAM

There are 1,156 Property Clean-Up Registration claims, with no additional claims being allowed due to the Court Bar Date Order signed in June 2013, except for a few late claims allowed by the Court, for good cause.

By Order dated May 1, 2012, the Court selected NCM as the clean-up contractor, and as November 2014 came to a close NCM had completed remediating 185 parcels of soil (Zone 1A only) of the 229 parcels to be remediated (81% complete) and 357 houses of the approximately 802 houses to be remediated (44.5 % complete). All but 1 contaminated house in Zone 1B have been remediated, and all of Zone 2 houses have been remediated.

In May 2014 we provided NCM all the remaining Zone 1A inventory to work on in 2014, with the goal of the Remediation Program for 2014, being to complete Zone 1A. Toward this end, NCM conducted Zone 1A remediation in both Spelter and Erie, from May 2014 through November 2014, with soil remediation for the season coming to a close at the end of November, 2014. There are now 44 Zone 1A soil properties that are not remediated. Soil remediation in Spelter was completed for all but 4 properties, with the remaining unfinished soil properties being in Erie. We project that soil remediation will be completed in 2015.

Unlike in some clean-up programs, soil and houses are retested for heavy metals contamination after the Settlement remediation contractor, NCM, reports that they have been remediated. If they are still contaminated, NCM must remediate them further at NCM’s expense. Under additional soil remediation procedures approved by the Court (only Zone 1A has soil remediation), beginning with the 2013 soil remediation program, the consistency of the soil (not to have too much clay) will also be tested after the new soil is in place on the Claimant’s yard.

We continued to have weekly update calls with NCM and to use a web-based confidential remediation database, being updated by the Settlement, NCM and CORE (the post-remediation testing company) on a real-time basis.

On June 4, 2012, we submitted to the Court for consideration a proposed First Addendum to the CORE Sampling Agreement, previously approved by the Court, allowing CORE to do the post clean-up sampling as NCM cleans up soil in Zone 1A and houses in the Class Area. By Order dated June 11, 2012, the Court-appointed CORE for this task, and CORE is conducting the post-remediation sampling.


C.  ADDITIONAL MILESTONES

Through November 30, 2014, there have been approximately 15,836 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 7,529 Claims Office visits by Claimants.