Monsanto To Pay $1.4M To End CWA Phosphate Mine Case

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A Monsanto Co. unit agreed on Wednesday to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations at a phosphate mine in southeast Idaho.

According to a complaint and accompanying consent decree filed in an Idaho federal court, Monsanto unit P4 Production LLC discharged wastewater containing high concentrations of selenium, cadmium, nickel, zinc and other pollutants from a waste rock dump at its South Rasmussen Mine without a required permit.

The company's unpermitted discharges ended up polluting a nearby wetland and an unnamed...
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