27 May '12, 5pm

Syngenta Agrees to Settle Herbicide Lawsuit

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Environment and Climate Resource Center page and our Illinois News page . EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. Swiss chemicals maker Syngenta's agreement to pay $105 million to settle a nearly 8-year-old lawsuit over one of its popular agricultural herbicides could help reimburse nearly 2,000 community water systems that have had to filter the chemical from its drinking water, a plaintiffs' attorneys said Friday, May 25. The proposed deal, announced Friday by Syngenta, must be approved by a federal judge in southern Illinois, where community water systems from at least a half-dozen states have sought to have the company reimburse them for filtering weed-killing atrazine from their supplies. As part of the deal, some 1,887 community water systems serving more than 52 million Americans may be eligible to make a claim, said Stephe...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25535.cfm

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