Monsanto Subsidiary Sued in Idaho


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P4 Production LLC, a Monsanto subsidiary has agreed to settle $1.4 million in penalties resulting from its violations of the Clean Water Act to the EPA.  P4 Production LLC controls and operates a mining and phosphate facility and has allegedly discharged waste water containing selenium and other heavy metals without a permit that greatly exceeded Idaho’s allowable limit for safe drinking water.

Monsanto uses the phosphate from their mining subsidiaries to manufacture their product ‘Roundup’, the powerful weed killer that has spawned a generation of produce that has been genetically engineered to resist the effects of ‘Roundup”; they are labeled ‘Roundup Ready’.  The waste water from the rock piles in the phosphate mine is leaching into surface ground water due to rainfall run-off and cyclical erosion.

Also, as a part of the agreement with the federal government P4 Production LLC will continue to monitor and mitigate any leaching or migration of the contaminated waste water.

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3 Comments to “Monsanto Subsidiary Sued in Idaho”

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