Monsanto to pay $52 million toward contamination cleanup in the Potomac, other area waterways

The Monsanto agricultural products company has agreed to pay $52 million to the District over the company’s alleged role in the contamination of the Potomac River and other local waterways for nearly 50 years during the 20th century, the office of D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Friday. The city’s lawsuit against the agribusiness giant, filed in D.C. Superior Court in May, was part of court actions around the country related to Monsanto’s production and sale of products that contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). (Wash Post)

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