The State & Environmental Impact Center

Deleware AG Sued Agrochemical Company Monsanto over PCB Contamination

September 22, 2021

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit against agrochemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for damaging the state's natural resources through its manufacturing of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The lawsuit sought to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with PCBs, which are extremely toxic and persistent chemicals which Monsanto manufactured for decades, despite knowing the dangers they posed to the environment and public health.