6 Cities Join Suit Against Maker of Atrazine

KSCB News - May 17, 2010 12:00 am

Six Kansas cities have signed onto a

lawsuit against the maker of the weed killer atrazine.

A report states that the Kansas plaintiffs are

Marion, Dodge City, Plains, Carbondale, Oswego and the Miami County

Rural Water District No. 2. They are among 16 water systems in six

states asking Syngenta for more than $75,000 each to cover the

expense of treating water for atrazine.

Atrazine is a popular herbicide that has been used to kill

grasses and broadleaf weeds for decades. Its levels tend to spike

as atrazine-containing herbicides are applied during the spring

planting season.

The lawsuit – filed in March in U.S. District Court in southern

Illinois – claims atrazine exposure has been linked to birth

defects, low birth weights and premature births

 

Latest Stories

City/County Offices to be Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The City of Liberal and Seward County offices will be closed Monday, January  20, 2020 in...

SWMC Auxiliary Celebrates Community Volunteers

  Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers recognized 35 members for more than 87,300 combined hours of...

Southern Pioneer Offices Moving To Newly Remodeled Building

Southern Pioneer’s Liberal office will be closed on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 in order to...