Bloomberg Law
Nov. 13, 2015, 5:00 AM

Monsanto Poisoning Bay With PCBs, Oakland Says

Monsanto Co. and its legacy businesses allowed polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to contaminate San Francisco Bay, including through stormwater runoff from Oakland, Calif., streets, the city argued in a federal lawsuit (Oakland v. Monsanto Corp., N.D. Cal., 3:15-cv-05152, 11/10/15).

Oakland, which is facing potential action from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) over PCB-containing stormwater runoff, accused Monsanto of creating a public nuisance through the leaching of the chemical, which was banned decades ago, and poisoning water, wildlife and fish in a complaint filed Nov. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. ...

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