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Articles from The Exponent Telegram:
     Spelter Smelter Settlement Winding Down in Harrison County (1-18-16)
     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:

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:

Town Hall Meeting Video:

Medical Monitoring Registration Form

Property Program Questionnaire 

Below, please find a summary of Settlement milestones for November 2015:

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.


Important Medical Monitoring Program milestones were accomplished in November. 

Round 3 of testing began November 1, 2015, and we had our quarterly planning meeting on November 17, 2015. In October, we prepared a pro forma budget for review by the Finance Committee for a Mobile Medical Monitoring clinic, like we use in a Mingo County, West Virginia Medical Monitoring Settlement. Despite the use of a mobile unit and more Claimant outreach in Mingo County Program than in the Perrine Medical Monitoring Program, Claimant participation continues to drop in the Mingo County Program. We therefore decided not to implement a mobile clinic.

However, one of our participating physicians has suggested conducting the medical exam and doing the lab work for a Claimant during the one visit when he shows up for the first appointment, and then contacting the Claimant with the results. This may be easier for the Claimant instead of the current practice of doing lab work, followed by a medical exam with lab work review requiring two visits. The Medical Monitoring physicians are being polled to see if they have a preference.


There are 1,156 Property Clean-Up Registration Program 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.

In November, we petitioned the Court to set an Absolute Bar Date of December 16, 2015, after which there will be no additional property Claimants, and the Absolute Bar Date Order was entered on November 24, 2015. We also noticed a December 16, 2015 town meeting as the final chance to sign up for the Property Remediation Program.

By Order dated May 1, 2012, the Court selected NCM as the clean-up contractor, and as November 2015 came to a close NCM had completed remediating 222 parcels of soil (Zone 1A only) of the 229 parcels to be remediated (96 % complete) and 522 houses of the approximately 802 houses to be remediated (65 % complete). All contaminated houses in Zones 1B and Zone 2 (except for one late Zone 2 Claimant being admitted to the Settlement late) have been remediated, with the completion of these two Zones having been audited.

Soil remediation for the 2015 season recommenced in May 2015, and is being completed now. At the beginning of the 2015 season, there were 24 Zone 1A soil properties that were not remediated. At November30 2015, all of these soil properties have now been remediated. We project that soil remediation will be completed in 2015.

In November, we continued to prepare for the final phase of the Property Clean-Up: the Road Improvement Program. We fine-tuned the description of the roads to be repaired, and tried to obtain bids to do the work. Following the Road Improvement Program, the final step in the use of Remediation Fund monies will be the payment of any surplus monies to the Claimants as a dividend.

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.


Through November 30, 2015, there have been approximately 17,382 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 7,953 Claims Office visits by Claimants.