Monsanto hid decades of toxic pollution at Alabama factory (Washington Post article)

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7 January 2002

Solutia shares drop on chemical dumping worries

Author: Reuters

Shares of chemicals company Solutia Inc. fell 25 percent on Thursday as investors reacted nervously to a newspaper article alleging dumping of potentially toxic chemicals by Monsanto Co., Solutia's former parent.

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Article
3 January 2002

Polluter cover-up contains a lesson

Author: editorial, Austin American Statesman [Texas]

When the fish slid out of their skin and died in the polluted stream near a Monsanto Co. plant in Alabama, the company's managers were alarmed. Their fear? Bad publicity. This story of corporate indifference to public health has important lessons for Texans.

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Article
1 January 2002

In Dirt, Water and Hogs, Town Got Its Fill of PCBs - Unknowing Residents Have Little Left but Lawsuits

Author: Michael Grunwald, Washington Post

[regarding Monsanto's conduct in Anniston, Alabama]

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Article
1 January 2002

Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution [USA] - PCBs Drenched Ala. [Alabama] Town, But No One Was Ever Told

Author: Michael Grunwald, Washington Post

for nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills. And thousands of pages of Monsanto documents -- many emblazoned with warnings such as "CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy" -- show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew.

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