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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 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.


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.


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.


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.