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Complaint still pending

City gives copies of atrazine lawsuit info to ag groups

Complaint still pending

[ 0 ] April 22, 2009 |

From Peabody Gazette-Bulletin:

In response to an open meetings and record complaint last week, the cities of Marion and Hillsboro have forwarded copies of documents to the Kansas Corn Growers and Kansas Grain Sorghum producers Associations supplied by a law firm asking them to join a groundwater contamination lawsuit against the manufacturer of the widely used agricultural herbicide atrazine.

The associations complained last week that they had asked for but not received the documents, which allege health dangers associated with atrazine and which, the associations say, were reviewed by the two city councils in a join closed session before both cities agreed to join the lawsuit.

Initially the associations contended, Hillsboro City Administrator Larry Paine told the association were reviewed in executive session and were protected by attorney-client privilege. The City of Marion denied the existence of any documents.

City administrator David Mayfield clarified that no copies were offered to the press, he only asked if there was “anything else” the press needed.

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