Judge: City Has Valid Claim Against Monsanto For PCB Groundwater Contamination
(October 28, 2016, 12:47 PM EDT) -- SPOKANE, Wash. — A judge in Washington state on Oct. 26 ruled that the City of Spokane, Wash., sufficiently alleged claims against Monsanto Co. and its affiliates for contamination of the city’s groundwater with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); therefore, it had standing to seek remediation costs from the company (City of Spokane v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-00201, E.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148436).
(Opinion available. Document #15-161101-018Z.)
The city sued Monsanto, Pharmacia Corp. and Solutia Inc. (collectively, Monsanto) in the U.S. District...