Monsanto Settlement with West Virginia Residents Approved
A West Virginia judge approved a $93M settlement that was reached last February for residents of Winfield, W. Va. This town formerly hosted the Monsanto Nitro plant. The settlement includes $84M for medical monitoring and $9M for clean up of 4,500 homes affected by Monsanto producing agent orange, herbicides, and other chemical products.
The Nitro plant negatively affected the health of workers at first, then the community surrounding the plant. The plant closed in 2004. The earliest lawsuits filed against this Monsanto plant were initiated in the mid-1980s. The class action suit by residents came together in 2008.