November 11, 2011 |
DuPont Co. agreed Thursday to pay $500,000 to settle state and federal accusations the company polluted the Delaware River with toxic industrial chemicals "numerous" times in the last six years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delaware's environmental agency, and state and federal prosecutors joined in a consent decree to curb illegal chemical discharges at DuPont's Edge Moor works next to Fox Point State Park just north of Wilmington, which processes titanium dioxide, used in auto paints, printing, and other industries.
November 10, 2011
NO OTHER American city celebrates Belgian beer like Philadelphia. I didn't say that, but one of the nation's biggest importers of Belgian beer did as Philly Beer Week hammered out details on a first-ever collaboration with one of Belgium's iconic beer makers, Brasserie Dupont. The makers of Saison Dupont , regarded by some experts as one of the top 10 beers in the world, will brew the official international beer of Philly Beer Week 2012. It's the first time the 167-year-old brewery has made a beer with someone outside its own family.
October 28, 2011
If you're a student or admirer of the duPonts, there's a new book to lighten the long winter's darkness. It's called Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. duPont's House, by Dwight Young and Grace Gary, with photos by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson (Rizzoli International Publications, $40). It took three sherpas 30 minutes to haul these 307 pages upstairs to my third-floor desk at The Inquirer. Just kidding. But this is one hefty love letter to "a true American original and the Delaware estate he called Nemours.
October 26, 2011
In the Region Conn. loan aids NBC Sports move Connecticut has agreed to provide a $20 million loan and other incentives as economic sweeteners for NBC Sports to consolidate its operations in Stamford. NBC Sports will relocate business functions from Philadelphia and New York to a 32-acre site. The project is expected to create 450 jobs. The Versus sports cable channel and the administrative headquarters for the Comcast regional sports networks, both in Philadelphia, will relocate to Stamford.
October 25, 2011 |
DOVER, Del. - Chemical maker DuPont says strong demand for its agricultural products helped boost third-quarter net income by 23 percent. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. on Tuesday reported net income of $452 million, or 48 cents per share, for the period ended Sept. 30. That's up from $367 million, or 40 cents per share, for the same period a year ago. In last year's quarter, the expiration of patents in DuPont's pharmaceuticals segment lowered net income by 13 cents per share. Shares were up 5 cents, to $46.14 in middday trading.
September 28, 2011 |
Renmatix Inc.'s debut Tuesday in front of 150 businesspeople in King of Prussia offered a glimpse into the young but fiercely competitive world of chemicals made from sugars in wood and plant materials. Renmatix - which is expected to add 150 jobs locally in three years - is touting its technology for breaking down wood and nonfood plant fibers into sugars for chemical and fuel production as the most cost-effective process available in the United States and on par with Brazilian sugarcane, the world benchmark.
August 22, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - The DuPont Co. is negotiating with state and federal environmental regulators to settle claims of alleged pollution discharges into the Delaware River. The News Journal of Wilmington ( http://bit.ly/rt9ySc ) reports the settlement talks were disclosed in a financial statement that DuPont filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. They concern discharges over multiple years at the company's Edge Moor manufacturing facility north of Wilmington. Discussions involve the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice.