Port of Portland sues Monsanto

Port of Portland sues Monsanto

The Port of Portland is suing agriculture giant Monsanto Corporation for contamination on port property.

The port wants the company to pay for its portion of the clean up in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

“The damages for the Port of Portland range anywhere between tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars in total PCB clean-up costs,” John Fiske, a California-based attorney representing the Port of Portland told local media. PCB stands for polychlorinated biphenyl.

Monsanto said the lawsuit lacks merit and should be dismissed.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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