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Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state

Published Wed Jun 24 2020 18:54:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit that blamed it for pervasive pollution from PCBs — toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The announcement Wednesday from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson came as Bayer, which acquired Monsanto two years ago, said it would pay $820 million to resolve PCB pollution claims and nearly $11 billion to resolve many of the lawsuits over contamination caused by Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller. PCBs were used in many industrial and commercial applications, including paint, coolants, sealants and hydraulic fluids. 
by By GENE JOHNSON
Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state
Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state