Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay $5.6 million to resolve charges that it violated federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, W. Va., where an explosion killed two people in 2008. The terms of the settlement agreement require Bayer CropScience to commit $4.23 million for improvements in in emergency preparedness and response at its Institute, W. Va., plant and protections for the Kanawha River; pay a $975,000 penalty for safety violations; and spend $452,000 to implement safety measures at chemical storage facilities throughout the U.S. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Bayer CropScience agreed to make a ... Read More
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