19 December 2023 - US jury orders Monsanto to pay $857m over chemicals in school
Bayer Monsanto: PCB maker ordered to pay $857m for toxic leaks
Suranjana Tewari (BBC News, 19/12/2023)
Chemical firm Monsanto is to pay $857m (£676m) to seven people who said they were affected by chemicals leaking from light fittings at a US school.
In a court case, the plaintiffs said chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) made them sick.
Monsanto ordered to pay $857m to ex-students of Seattle school for toxic leaks
Reuters (The Guardian, 18/12/2023)
A jury in Washington state on Monday ordered Bayer’s Monsanto to pay $857m to former students and parent volunteers of a school north-east of Seattle who claimed that chemicals known as PCBs made by the company leaked from light fixtures and made them sick, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs.
Bayer Hit With $857 Million Verdict on Toxic Monsanto Chemicals
Jef Feeley (Bloomberg, 19/12/2023)
Bayer AG was ordered to pay $857 million to former students and parent volunteers at a Seattle-area school who blamed exposure to the company’s hazardous chemicals at the facility for causing brain damage and other ailments.
Farmworkers, environmentalists urge EPA to pull approval for glyphosate
Clark Mindock (Reuters, 14/12/2023)
Farmworker and environmental advocacy groups on Wednesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately suspend and cancel the federal government's approval for the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.