Portland has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.
‘It is time to hold the sole U.S. manufacturer of PCBs accountable for the significant harm they have caused to our state,’ the state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson said at a recent press conference.
SEATTLE --- For the first time ever, a U.S. state is suing the agribusiness giant Monsanto over the toxic after-effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a dangerous chemical once commonly found in building supplies and industrial equipment. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, announced the lawsuit last week.