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Bayer To Pay $1M In Fines, SEPs In EPA Settlement

Law360 (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bayer CropScience AG has agreed to pay $112,500 and roughly $900,000 in supplemental environmental projects as part of a proposed settlement of 2001 allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that Bayer violated several environmental laws at its institute near Charleston, W.VA.

The proposed settlement, which the company announced Monday, will resolve issues dating from when Aventis CropScience owned the facility. Terri White, a spokeswoman for the EPA, confirmed that the agency has been negotiating the settlement with Bayer but said the EPA was still in...
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