Monsanto rounds up support and dissent for Idaho mine
August 10, 2009
JOHN MILLER Associated Press Writer SODA SPRINGS, Idaho
As it races to replenish phosphate supplies for its weed-killing cash machine Roundup, Monsanto Co. Insists its history of polluting southeastern Idaho's high country shouldn't prevent it from digging fresh open pits here. Three of the St. Louis-based chemical company's previous mines in this region of broad valleys and forested ridges are under federal Superfund authority; a fourth is now violating federal clean water laws. In all, several companies are responsible for polluting at least 17 sites southwest of Yellowstone and Grand Tet...