$105M Syngenta Herbicide Pollution Settlement OK'd By Judge

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday approved a $105 million settlement between chemical company Syngenta AG and nearly 2,000 U.S. community water systems over allegations that the company’s atrazine-containing herbicide tainted water supplies.

The settlement ends litigation that has gone on for more than eight years against Syngenta AG and Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, which produce and market atrazine and atrazine-containing agricultural herbicides that are used to control weeds in corn and soybean crops.

“Once applied, the chemical easily runs off into surface waters and drinking water...
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