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Monsanto Will Pay $93 Million to Victims In 'Agent Orange' Settlement

( Natural News ) - "Monsanto tentatively agreed to a $93 million settlement with some residents...

(Natural News) - "Monsanto tentatively agreed to a $93 million settlement with some residents of Nitro, West Virginia. Nitro is a small town that got its name from manufacturing explosives during WWI.  It was also the site of a Monsanto chemical plant that manufactured 2,4,5-T herbicide that was half of the Agent Orange recipe. Herbicide 2,4,5-T was contaminated with the caustic by-product dioxin. This settlement may open the floodgates to successfully suing Monsanto for its poison.

After 7 years of litigation, and on the heels of the EPA releasing part of its dioxin assessment report,  Monsanto has made a tentative agreement to settle a class action suit with some Nitro residents for a total of $93 million. 

Here are the proposed settlement figures:
Medical Testing:  $21 Million
Additional Screening:  $63 Million
Cleanup of 4500 homes:  $9 Million

Bloomberg reports that this settlement will reduce Monsanto’s 2012 net income by 5 cents per share, but Monsanto may face additional lawsuits and fines. There are potentially 80,000 property damage claims alone that could cost Monsanto $3.9 billion in cleanup costs. Dioxin has contaminated soil and has been found in dust in residents’ homes at very high levels." - Click for Official Monsanto Press Release

The long term health effects of 'Agent Orange' are clearly visible in Vietnam:




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  1. Yes! The big "M" is on it's way down! Our veteran's voices are being heard, and the good people of our earth will prevail against the "chemical pushers." Thanks for putting this great news out for all the world to see!

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