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Environment

DuPont finishes hurricane wall

July 31, 2006 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 84, ISSUE 31

DuPont has completed construction of a hurricane wall to protect its DeLisle, Miss., titanium dioxide plant, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina last year. The 12-foot flood wall, up from a 10-foot wall originally planned, was added to an existing 20-foot earthen levee at a cost of $12.5 million. "We decided to err on the side of safety," says Rick Olson, vice president of DuPont Titanium Technologies.

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