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The Brofiscin Monsanto Files

Exclusive Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Investigations Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...

Open letter from Douglas Gowan

Douglas Gowan

16th August, 2007

Investigates_69.jpg In an open letter to the Ecologist, Douglas Gowan has detailed a two-year smear campaign waged against him in the Seventies by Monsanto, details of which were known to the Agency and were only revealed when Gowan submitted a Freedom of Information request. Who was it protecting? more...

Burying The Truth, the orginal Ecologist investigation into Monsanto and Brofiscin Quarry

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

11th October, 2007

Ecologist May 2007 What does Douglas Gowan know that everyone else wants to keep hidden? For 40 years the story of Brofiscin Quarry – now the most polluted place in the UK – has been suppressed... more...

Environment Agency letter in response to May 2007 Ecologist investigation

June, 2007

Ecologist June 2007 Barbara Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, responds to the Ecologist May 2007 investigation in the June 2007 letters page more...

Silenced witness

Jon Hughes

30th November, 2007

Ecologist June 2007 Following last month's exclusive Ecologist investigation, Burying the truth, the Douglas Gowan story continues... more...

Environment Agency letter in response to June 2007 Ecologist article

July/August, 2007

Ecologist July/August 2007 Barbara Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, responds to the Ecologist June 2007 article 'Silenced witness’ in the July/August 2007 letters page more...

Brofiscin: Environment Agency shoots the messenger

Jon Hughes

7th November, 2007

Ecologist November 2007 Prominent critics of the failure of Environment Agency Wales (EAW) to pursue the UK’s interests against Monsanto in the US Bankruptcy Court have come under extraordinary attack over the past 10 days. more...

Has the Environment Agency obstructed the course of justice?

Jon Hughes

26th October, 2007

Investigates_70.jpg A ruling in the US courts at a meeting which the Environment Agency claims never took place has dashed all hopes of making Monsanto pay up for polluting Brofiscin quarry in Wales. Is the Agency guilty of obstructing the course of justice? Jon Hughes investigates more...

The Brofiscin saga

Jon Hughes

10th January, 2008

Investigations The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay more...

The Orginal Monsanto Files issue of the Ecologist September/October 1998

Ecologsit Monsanto Files A selection of articles critical of agri-business giant, Monsanto, and its environmental record. The Ecologist magazine’s printing firm at the time, Penwells, feared libel litigation from Monsanto and pulped the 14,000 copies of the edition. The edition was eventually printed by a small London printer and went on to become the biggest-selling issue of the Ecologist ever. Includes and article by HRH the Prince of Wales more...

Brofiscin toxic dumping scandal: read the full investigation files

Ecologist's Monsanto Coverage The Ecologist's groundbreaking probe into the dumping of toxic substances in a Welsh quarry uncovered a disturbing tale of denials, cover ups, missing documents, threats, phone tapping, intercepted emails, police investigations and libel attempts... more...

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