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DUPONT HONORS CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTALISTS

 WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourteen environmental organizations will share $60,000 donated by 12 teams of DuPont (NYSE: DD) employees who have been honored for their environmental achievements.
 The teams were recognized as part of the company's Corporate Environmental Excellence Awards program.
 Each winning team is awarded a grant of $5,000 to be donated to an environmental organization of its choice. The DuPont honorees were selected from among 400 nominees by a panel of judges that included representatives from environmental organizations in the United States and Mexico.
 The program, now in its fourth year, honored seven teams from the United States and one team each from Europe, Japan, Mexico and Argentina.
 Among the honored teams:
 A global team that developed the carpet industry's first comprehensive Carpet Reclamation program, which has diverted more than 2 million pounds of carpet from U.S. landfills.
 All 2,800 employees at the Chambers Works facility in Deepwater, N.J., for reducing hazardous air pollutants by 93 percent and dry-weight hazardous waste by 36 percent.
 A team that developed a new process to dye nylon, which reduces by 10 times the amount of dye discharged. The amount of dye needed is reduced by 25 percent, and water and steam consumption per dye cycle is decreased 50 percent.
 "Our employees make it happen," said Archie W. Dunham, chairman of the company's Environmental Leadership Council. "They are on the front line every day -- the operator who monitors a process day in and day out, the researcher who perseveres and finds an innovative way to reduce waste at the source -- these are the people who help make DuPont an environmental leader."
 Environmental organizations receiving grants from the winning DuPont teams included an organization in Tokyo which helps develop forests in Southeast Asian countries; environmental education programs in Warsaw, Poland, and Nashville, Tenn.; a group that promotes sustainable agricultural methods in Third World countries; and a public library in Argentina, which will develop an environmental section with the grant.
 In the four years the DuPont awards program has been in existence, $270,000 has been donated to environmental groups all over the world.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of winners and grant recipients is available upon request.
 /CONTACT: Mary Kate McDonald of DuPont, 302-774-4712/
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