Twenty years ago this July the happenings at a small chemical plant in Hopewell, Virginia ushered in what has since become an incident of national impact and importance. Through the prosecution of criminal cases, the filing of civil personal injury suits and the closing of the James River to fishing, the release of the chemical from the Kepone manufacturing process gained national attention.
Robert R. Merhige Jr., Manning Gasch Jr., William B. Cummings, Robert H. Sand, Robert B. Smith III & W. W. Berryhill,
Allied Chemical, the Kepone Incident, and the Settlements: Twenty Years Later,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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