PERRINE V. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY SETTLEMENT
Below, please find a summary of Settlement milestones for May 2016:
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
Round 3 of testing began November 1, 2015, and, as May 2016 came to a close, 494 Claimants had scheduled appointments in Round 3 of testing.
On May 23, 2016, we held our quarterly Program review meeting, and began to discuss the engagement of a Medical Panel for the Program.
B. PROPERTY CLEAN-UP PROGRAM
There are 1,063 Property Clean-Up Registration Program claims, with no additional claims being allowed, due to the Absolute Bar Date Order on the website signed by the Court on February 2, 2016, with no right to appeal. However, an inadvertently omitted property was admitted by Order dated May 31, 2016.
By Order dated May 1, 2012, the Court selected NCM as the clean-up contractor, and as May 2016 came to a close NCM had completed remediating 227 parcels of soil (Zone 1A only) of the 227 parcels to be remediated (100% complete) and 580 houses of the approximately 581 houses to be remediated (99 % complete). All contaminated houses in Zone 1, 2 and 3 have been remediated, with the exception of 1 denied property where the appeal period runs through June 7, 2016. Zones 1B and 2 having been audited.
In May, we continued to prepare for the final phase of the Property Clean-Up prior to the possible payment of a dividend and we continued working on the Road Improvement Program. The Road Improvement Program’s actual road repair portion was approved by Court Order dated February 12, 2016 on our website. On March 16, 2016, we received two bids in response to our February 24, 2016 RFP, and we interviewed the two bidders on March 25, 2016. On April 1, 216, we selected J.F. Allen Company as the successful bidder for the Road Improvement Program, and this selection and the contract with J. F. Allen was approved by Court Order dated April 14, 2016 on our website.
We compiled in April, the results of the March 25, 2016 Claimant town meetings respecting the appropriate disbursement of the Property Remediation Program Surplus, and had J. F. Allen price out the additional community alley and ditch improvements requested by the Claimants. We met with the Claimants Committee on May 4, 2016, to review the resulting Report to the Court.
On May 26, 2016 we sent a Notice to the Qualified Property Class Members inviting them to a June 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Fairness Hearing to determine the use of the Remediation Fund Surplus, and the Notice contained a use of the Surplus questionnaire.
We continued to have weekly update calls with NCM.
C. ADDITIONAL MILESTONES
Through May 31, 2016, there have been approximately 18,113 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 8,155 Claims Office visits by Claimants.