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.