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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 October 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.


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 October 2016 the Finance Committee agreed on the criteria for the selection of the Medical Panel, and selected the panel nominees for Court review, with a Report to the Court on this matter being submitted November 1, 2016.


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

On September 23, 2016, the West Virginia Department of Highways (“DOH”) provided the Settlement the necessary permit to carry out these Zone 1A improvements. These improvements began in October, and we are in the process of obtaining a construction schedule from J.F. Allen, the improvement contractor.

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.

There was an October 12, 2016 hearing with the Court to review Zone 1A infrastructure improvement issues, and to obtain guidance in the preparation of class dividend payments. The Court approved the Settlement’s proposed guidelines and we are in the process of obtaining an approval Order.

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


Through October 31, 2016, there have been approximately 18,740 telephone calls from Claimants to the Claims Office, and 8,286 Claims Office visits by Claimants.