Do More DuPont!

We need DuPont to Do More to reduce harmful emissions in Tonawanda

Tonawanda New York has the highest concentration of air regulated facilities in the state. DuPont is a major contributor to this air pollution. The DuPont Yerkes facility is the 3rd largest polluter in Erie County.  According to the most recent data from the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory, DuPont emits 201,239  pounds of Methyl Methacrylate and 36,400 pounds of Vinyl Fluoride, both these chemicals can cause serious health problems.

We know while the average income of households living next to DuPont Yerkes is about $11,000 a year, DuPont’s CEO’s total compensation was over $14 million in 2013They are a Fortune 500 company, and the largest U.S. chemical maker by market value.

DuPont also has a history of violations

In 2010, an explosion at the plant killed a worker and seriously injured a second

In 2012 DuPont was fined $165,000 for violating the Clean Air Act

In 2014, DuPont was fined $440,000 for violating the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

There are simple solutions that would reduce emissions at DuPont.  But DuPont is refusing to invest in this technology. This is unacceptable. 

We think Tonawanda residents and DuPont workers deserve better.


Our elected officials agree! Read letters of support from NY Senator Marc Panepinto, Erie County Legislator’s Kevin Hardwick and Peter Savage and City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis and City of Tonawanda Councilwoman Jenna Koch.

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