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Articles from The Exponent Telegram:
    Remediation Completed in Spelter Smelter Class Action Suit (12-23-16)
    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 December 2018:

During the month, we carried out the Medical Monitoring Program.  Round 4 of the Medical Monitoring Program (a Round is conducted every two years) began in December 2017, and, as a practical matter, is complete.

Beginning at December 1, 2018, the Spelter, West Virginia Claims Office is closed.  However, phone calls to our old Claims office phone number, 304-622-7443, are automatically forwarded to our Birmingham phone number.


Round 4 of testing began on December 15, 2017, and continued in December 2018.  Through December 31, 2018, 476 claimants have been tested in Round 4.

In December, our staff met and interacted with CTIA, the old Medical Monitoring Third Party Administrator, as we continue to transition this function to the Claims Administrator.


Remediation of the Class Area was completed in June 2016.

With the authority of the Finance Committee, on June 13, 2018 we asked the Court for permission to issue a third surplus dividend (now in the Remediation Sinking Fund, a subaccount of the Medical Monitoring Fund), of approximately $187,000, which the Court approved on June 28.  Dividends were distributed at the Claims Office in person on August 22, 2018, with those not picked up being mailed.  In December, we handled dividend wrap up issues.


As the Spelter, West Virginia Claims office closed at November 30, 2018, there have been approximately 21,683 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 8,871 Claims Office visits by Claimants for the lifetime of the Spelter, West Virginia Claims office.

Christy Mullins, who ran the Spelter Claims Office has become a permanent employee at our law firm's Alabama office.