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Imprelis Discussion - it's damage, Dupont's Claim Process, Lawsuits filed, Experience

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Starbuy, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Another interesting discussion going on from growers concerned about Imprelis in free city mulch and also a mention of a golf course that was offered $1 million from Dupont if they don't go to court (part of the direct resolution process), but nothing on whether the golf course felt that was sufficient for the devastation they suffered from Imprelis. http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=22211
     
  2. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    Thats the 9 trees for $92,000? How big are the trees? I read they were meeting but not about the settlement.

    So the $92,000 has jumped to $1, by next week, they'll be reporting $2 million. :confused: Unless its another golf course in Michigan, I don't think they have their information right.

    I think I'm gonna skip my garden this year, first time. I just don't feel comfortable planting. Hoping my peach tree and blackberries make it.
     
  3. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    The golf course mentioned in that other forum is not the same course that was offered $92,000 by Dupont for their 9 damaged trees. There are a lot of courses affected including Augusta National where the Masters is played in Georgia. They even hired Hollywood set designers to hide the damaged trees for the big TV event. That's going to cost Dupont for sure.
     
  4. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    Oh wow, I wouldn't think a million would touch it, will look for it.

    Wondering in the meantime, have you checked in with your state EPA for updates?
     
  5. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    I'm afraid of the next step to hurt my property value and that would be an EPA "branding" on my property kind of like some counties that brand meth houses which in turn tank the value and surrounding homes. EPA also bares some of the responsibility for allowing Imprelis on the market. They are not looking out for me. EPA's investigation on the longterm affects on soil are ongoing and I smell trouble. Dupont is going to have to pay big time in compensation for this disaster and any future problems I may face from EPA and how my property has to be dealt with and subsequent sale. What next, a form homesellers might have to present to a buyer stating possible longterm landscape affects due to Imprelis? Some counties in Ohio already do that kind of stuff with other things. We'll see what kind of offer comes from Dupont, but if it doesn't include my right to be compensated for ALL and ANY future financial obligations regarding Imprelis damage to my property that may be imposed upon me by local, county, state government mandates or EPA then I'll be lawyered up. Already have 2 law firms ready and waiting for my go ahead and hire. Still hoping it doesn't come to that. Collecting any and all EPA and university studies to be ready for whatever.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2012
  6. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354


    EPA also bares some of the responsibility for allowing Imprelis on the market. Exactly and if the EPA in turn sue Dupont, I'm sure the information will be available anyway.

    I called again this am to Dupont. My blackberries are blooming and dropping the berries before they form. No fungus, no parasite, no blight but a few leaves that are odd looking. They are planted by the back row of trees that are deformed.

    Won't be planting a garden no matter how much I'm reassured. Safe for food? It was supposed to be safe for trees. So much for canning and fresh veggies.
     
  7. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    As of May 12, 2012 this thread has well over 5000 reads even though just a handful of participants. That's okay. I'm glad there are lots of eyes reading this thread.
     
  8. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    Took some new pics last night, this little guy seems happy. In between the 2 yards.

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  9. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    Trying to do something?

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  10. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
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