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Madison County Record Commentary on Atrazine Court Settlement

Madison County Record Commentary on Atrazine Court Settlement

[ 0 ] November 1, 2012

From Madison/St. Clair Record: For once, we agree with Stephen Tillery. The settlement that he browbeat Syngenta Corp. into accepting — to make him go away and put an end to eight years of legal haggling — is “more than fair…” Tillery filed suit against Syngenta in Madison County Circuit Court in 2004, alleging that […]

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USGS Study: Atrazine Unlikely to Exceed Drinking Water Standard in Agricultural Groundwater

[ 0 ] March 14, 2012

From USGS via Journal of Environmental Quality: …Atrazine is one of the most extensively used agricultural herbicides in the United States, with an average annual use (1992–1995) of 29 million kg active ingredient applied to about 231,000 km2 of cropland (primarily corn and sorghum) (Thelin and Gianessi, 2000).  National models of atrazine occurrence in shallow […]

kansas atrazine contamination suit

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 […]


Pesticides Dropping in Groundwater?

[ 0 ] October 27, 2008

From Discovery News: Pesticide concentrations in groundwater held constant or decreased over a recent 10-year period, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.The study sampled 362 wells across the country from 1993 to 1995 and again from 2001 to 2003. “Looking at trends, it doesn’t look like we’re seeing any increases […]