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Syngenta Agrees to Settle Atrazine Suit for $105 Million

10:04 AM MDT | June 4, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Syngenta says it has reached an agreement with plaintiffs to pay $105 million to settle lawsuits brought by communities in Illinois seeking compensation for alleged atrazine-related wastewater contamination. It settled the lawsuit to end “the business uncertainty and expense of protracted legal proceedings.” Syngenta also says it expressly denies any liability and that plaintiffs “have acknowledged that they are not aware of any new scientific studies relating to atrazine not already in the public domain.” The proposed settlement, filed...

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