PERRINE V. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY SETTLEMENT
Below, please find a summary of Settlement milestones for August 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.
A. MEDICAL MONITORING PROGRAM
Important Medical Monitoring Program milestones were accomplished in August.
We held our quarterly meeting on August 11, 2015, and reviewed the Program based on recent agreed changes.
Round 3 of testing is scheduled to begin November 1, 2015.
B. PROPERTY CLEAN-UP PROGRAM
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.
By Order dated May 1, 2012, the Court selected NCM as the clean-up contractor, and as August 2015 came to a close NCM had completed remediating 210 parcels of soil (Zone 1A only) of the 229 parcels to be remediated (92% complete) and 480 houses of the approximately 802 houses to be remediated (60% complete). All contaminated houses in Zones 1B and Zone 2 have been remediated, with the completion of these two Zones being audited at this time.
Soil remediation for the 2015 season recommenced in May 2015, and is ongoing. At the beginning of the 2015 season, there were 24 Zone 1A soil properties that were not remediated. At August 31, 2015, 15 of these soil properties have now been remediated. 5 of the incomplete soils were completed in 2014 except they have some punch list items. We project that soil remediation will be completed in 2015.
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.
C. ADDITIONAL MILESTONES
Through August 31, 2015, there have been approximately 16,913 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 7,848 Claims Office visits by Claimants.