Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Monsanto Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$52,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
July 17, 2020
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Monsanto agreed to pay $52 million in settlement of allegations it sold polychlorinated biphenyls while aware they were more toxic than generally known and misled consumers and regulators about their toxicity, resulting in damage to the environment and cleanup costs.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
District of Columbia Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
District of Columbia
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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