Bayer To Pay Up Over Pesticide Plant Violations

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Bayer CropScience LP has agreed to pay nearly $38,000 in civil penalties and spend an additional $100,000 to resolve U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that it failed to adequately manage the risks of chemical accidents and releases at a pesticide-manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Mo.

Bayer, a subsidiary of Germany-based Bayer AG, will spend the $100,000 on a supplemental environmental project to install a series of air monitors around the facility to aid in the detection of any future chemical releases, according to a consent decree...
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