Monsanto hits out on claims

February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 54, p35
Trade Publication
The article reports on the move of Monsanto to respond to claims that it dumped toxic waste in a British landfill site, saying that it is working with the Welsh Department of the Environment and other regulatory bodies to resolve these issues. The claims were published in a British daily newspaper the "Guardian," which said that 67 chemicals, including dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyl, had been placed in a landfill in Wales 30 years ago.


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