Monsanto Concealed 40 Years Of Pollution

Monsanto created one of the most contaminated areas in the U.S. The corporate giant knew about the pollution and concealed it for nearly 40 years.
January 3, 2002, 1pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"They didn't know their dirt and yards and bass and kids -- along with the acrid air they breathed -- were all contaminated with chemicals. They didn't know they lived in one of the most polluted patches of America.Now they know. They also know that for nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills. And thousands of pages of Monsanto documents -- many emblazoned with warnings such as 'CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy' -- show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew."

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Published on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 in The Washington Post
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