Landmark lawsuit exposes Monsanto’s knowledge of toxic PCB contamination in schools
(NaturalHealth365) The agricultural corporate behemoth of Monsanto rakes in $14 billion of revenue every year. Though Monsanto does some good for the “tribe” of humanity by employing more than 25,000 people, the corporation is a net negative for the human condition.
A landmark lawsuit has put the spotlight squarely on Monsanto’s awareness of how its toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contaminated educational institutions. The state of Vermont filed the first-of-its-kind legal action. The state’s attorney general spearheaded the lawsuit, alleging the corporation was aware that its PCB formulations were toxic to the point that they caused contamination that ultimately led to health problems.
Vermont Attorney General files landmark lawsuit against Monsanto to protect natural resources
The legal action initiated by Vermont’s Attorney General, Charity Clark, against Monsanto, aims to safeguard the state’s valuable natural resources. If successful, the lawsuit could result in financial compensation that will contribute to the restoration of these resources. Additionally, the funds obtained from the lawsuit will support the restoration of school grounds affected by Monsanto’s harmful PCB contamination. This unprecedented legal action holds significant importance as it marks the first of its kind ever filed in the United States.
The lawsuit accuses Monsanto‘s corporate leadership of negligence in their use of highly toxic commercial PCBs. These toxic substances are alleged to have caused contamination and posed a significant health risk to human life.
Monsanto knowingly produced, advertised, sold, and distributed these hazardous PCBs, fully aware of the potential for extensive damage throughout the state. The PCBs were utilized in various products, including electrical equipment, fireproofing materials, hydraulic fluids, dyes, inks, plasticizers, sealants, lubricants, coolants, and more.
Monsanto was fully aware of the toxicity of PCBs, lawsuit alleges
The legal complaint provides a comprehensive account of the dangers and high toxicity of PCB chemical compounds to human health. It alleges that Monsanto, without disclosing the inherent risk, supplied these chemical compounds to customers from the late 1920s to the late 1970s. During this period, Monsanto was responsible for producing nearly 100% of all PCBs in the nation.
The lawsuit contends that Monsanto was fully aware of the toxicity of PCBs during their manufacturing, sale, and distribution, yet chose to disregard the harm caused to human health, the environment, and even the air quality within Vermont schools and other buildings.
Stay tuned for the conclusion of this legal drama
In the event that the aforementioned allegations are proven to be true, Monsanto would be deemed negligent, indicating a failure on the corporation’s part to exercise due care towards its clients and the general public, including Vermont school students, teachers, administrators, and other employees.
The task of rectifying the damage caused by PCBs carries a substantial financial burden. Should justice prevail, Monsanto would be responsible for funding the complete cleanup of Vermont schools and the surrounding areas. Conversely, if the lawsuit is unsuccessful, the cost of the cleanup project would fall upon Vermont taxpayers.
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