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

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 September 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. The Property Clean-up, itself, was completed in June 2016, and the Settlement is now conducting remaining repairs to remediation impacted properties, Spelter road repairs necessitated by the remediation, and infrastructure improvements recently approved by the Court, as described below. Phase 3 of the Medical Monitoring Program (a phase is conducted every two years) has been completed.

On August 31, 2016, we held a quarterly Finance Committee Meeting at the Spelter, West Virginia Fire Station, and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, our outside auditor, presented the results of its 2015 outside financial audit of the Settlement, and draft minutes of this Meeting were provided to the Finance Committee in September 2016.

On August 30, 2016 the Court approved the Settlement’s Budget for September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017, which is on the Settlement website.


Round 3 of testing began November 1, 2015, and was completed in September 2016. 554 Claimants scheduled appointments in Round 3 of testing. Testing is completed for Round 3. We held a quarterly meeting of the Program on August 31, 2016, with the main topics being discussion of the future of the Program in light of the low Claimant participation rate, and selection of the Medical Panel for the Program, which is required by a previous Court Order to be done on the 5th anniversary of the Program, which is November 1, 2016. In September 2016 we provided the Settlement Claimants’ Committee and the Finance Committee draft minutes of this Meeting, and CTIA, the Medical Monitoring Program Third Party Administrator, provided draft criteria for the selection of the Medical Panel.


Remediation of the Class Area was completed in June 2016, with the Settlement now conducting post-remediation winding-up matters described below.

In September 2016, we continued to carry out the final phase of the Property Clean-Up prior to the payment of a dividend and we continued working on the Zone 1A Infrastructure and Road Improvement Program. J.F. Allen, the successful bidder for the Road Improvement Program, provided quotes for making infrastructure improvements in Zone 1A, that were requested by the Claimants. On September 23, 2016, the West Virginia Department of Highways (“DOH”) provided the Settlement the necessary permit to carry out these Zone 1A improvements, and they began as September came to a close.

The approximately $4 Million surplus distribution Fairness Hearing was held on June 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., as scheduled. About 50 Claimants attended the hearing and 6 spoke to the Court. An Order was issued by the Court on this matter on July 13, 2016, approving all Spelter infrastructure improvements requested by the Claimants and the payment of the balance to the Claimants as a dividend. The Order is on the website. The dividends are tentatively scheduled to be distributed on December 14 and 15, 2016 at the Spelter Fire Station.

We scheduled an October 12, 2016 hearing with the Court to review Zone 1A infrastructure improvement issues, and to ask for guidance in the preparation of class dividend payments.

We continued to have weekly update calls with NCM, focusing on post-remediation issues.

On September 7, 2016, we had a hearing with the Court to summarize Remediation Program matters, and to recommend that NCM and the Settlement be subject to a “true-up”, in which neither had any further financial obligations to the other. The Court approved this recommendation, and the Order is on the Settlement website.


Through September 30, 2016, there have been approximately 18,625 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 8,269 Claims Office visits by Claimants.