"Bayer, Montrose Chemical Warned of Suit Over Alleged DDT Dumping"

"A California environmental group threatened to sue Montrose Chemical Corp. and Bayer Corp., alleging they’re liable for the dumping of millions of gallons of the pesticide DDT off the waters of Los Angeles that poisoned wildlife.

The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday sent notices of intent to sue in federal court to both companies for allegedly violating hazardous waste laws.

It alleged that between 1947 at least 1961, Montrose contractors dumped between 10 million and 14 million gallons of dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) near Santa Catalina Island, about 12 miles off Los Angeles. The chemical from its Torrence facility had been placed in containers, loaded on barges and taken offshore, the group said."

Emily C. Dooley reports for Bloomberg Environment May 27, 2021.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/28/2021