EPA Says Monsanto Mine's Discharges Violate Law

Law360, New York (June 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly accused agricultural giant Monsanto Co. of violating federal and state water quality laws by discharging selenium and other heavy metals into the waterways surrounding the company's South Rasmussen Mine near the Idaho-Wyoming border.

The mine, which manufactures Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, has had problems since at least April 2002, just 15 months after the site won approval from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Associated Press reported Thursday, citing documents the EPA released to the AP.

Although the...
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