"Dioxins in Excess of the Permitted Standard"


A South Korean court orders Monsanto and Dow Chemicals to pay around $61 million U.S. for damages caused to 6,800 South Korean troops fighting on the American/South Vietnamese side in the Vietnam War by Agent Orange. (In previous court cases, the companies have forked over $180 million into a fund for U.S. soldiers supposedly injured by the dioxin-filled defoliant, with no admission of wrongdoing.) From the Forbes story:

"The defoliants manufactured by the accused contained dioxins in excess of the permitted standard due to product design flaws," the ruling said.

[Link courtesy Rational Review.]