Don't know why this isn't done more often. Their irresponsible behavior is what led to the mess why shouldn't they be the one to pay for it instead of taxpayers. Big companies get away with too much, and when we give them tax breaks to move into our neighborhoods the assumption should be that they will be responsible neighbors.
Yes, the city of Berkley's decision to sue Monsanto for the environmental damage that was done as well;as the negative health consequences that resulted from PBC contaminates is correct. Monsanto, the main manufacturer of PCB contaminates, profited while producing these chemicals from 1935 through 1977. The company should have done research to insure that its manufacturing processes were safe.
Yes, I agree with the city of Berkley's decision to sue Monsanto for clean up costs after they have contaminated the city's water supply with PCB contaminates. Monsanto dumped many contaminates into Berkley's water supply that have caused many health problems and other complications. It is only right that Monsanto pay for the clean up costs, as they have caused many problems in the city and should begin to fix them.
Yes, I completely agree. Anybody who does damage to a place needs to be responsible for the clean up of said place. Just like people receive consequences for vandalism or littering, the same should apply to a company who is polluting the environment. Big business should not be above the law.