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Maine sues Monsanto, accusing chemical manufacturer of polluting land, water

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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Monsanto, the giant agricultural manufacturer, knowingly polluted streams, rivers, estuaries and wetlands in Maine for years with PCBs before the carcinogenic chemical compound was banned by federal law in the 1970s, the state said in a lawsuit filed Friday. The lawsuit, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, accuses Monsanto of selling hundreds of thousands of pounds of commercial PCB mixtures, formally known as polychlorinated biphenyls, in Maine from 1960 to the mid-1970s. The manufacturer knew the PCBs were harmful, yet sold the compound that’s used in paints, household products, dust...

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