City of Greenville v. Syngenta

SUBHEAD: Syngenta loses important lawsuit on the health effects of pesticide Atrazine.

By Michael Sussman on 6 April 2013 in Island Breath -

Image above: Poster to ban Atrazine for "Save the Frogs!" From (

Great news! Huge settlement for over1,085 nationwide water systems last October should blow Syngenta out a the water.

Another clear demonstration of what people in government , and "lawyers" can do.

There are good people scattered everywhere. But mostly I am grateful for the conscience I received from my ancestors.

Years ago, when we were building our hydro electric system intake 1500ft up Anahola valley, a plum tree was near the flow of the water and I was urged by John Wherheim, who at the time was misrepresenting himself as a hydroelectric engineer, that "a little atrizine would take care of that."

My ancestral DNA went off although I just recently found out why, Aside from being the furthest one up the valley thereby potentially poisoning the entire Anahola watershed.

I am Hebrew. Wherheim is German . It has now been documented that these poison companies are the same ones that made the poison that the Germans used to kill millions of people in the gas chambers in WWII.

So I am very grateful. I don't know how I could have lived with myself if I would have allowed myself to be intimidated by a German and poured atrazine into Anahola Stream. God of the universe, God of our ancestors thank you for bringing us to this day!

Aloha and keep up the good work everyone,

Atrazine Class Action Settlement

From Kelly Ball ( on 5 April 2013

Atrazine Class Action Settlement Checks Are Being Sent to Community Water System Claimants.

City of Greenville v. Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., and Syngenta AG Case No. 3:10-cv-00188-JPG-PMF

On October 23, 2012, Judge Phil Gilbert in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois approved the $105 million nationwide atrazine settlement. After an extensive notification effort that included two first-class letters, an email and direct phone contact, 1,085 class members filed claims seeking a portion of the $105 million settlement fund. These class members will receive payments based on evidence of:
  1. the levels of atrazine in the water; 
  2. how often atrazine had been found in the water; 
  3. how long ago atrazine had been found in the water; and 
  4. the population served. 
Generally, the more water processed by a system or the frequency of high concentrations of atrazine, the more money they received. The following map shows the location of each water system receiving funds and the magnitude of their recovery:

Settlement Points

On October 23, 2012, a federal judge in Illinois issued final settlement approval.
1,085 water systems receive settlement funds.
Nearly 37 million people live in the areas served by the claimant water systems.
The class is represented by Korein Tillery of St. Louis and Baron & Budd of Dallas.

Settlement amounts are determined by levels, frequency and duration of atrazine contamination.
There are no restrictions on how the funds are used.
How can I get more information?

Additional information is available on this website, or you can call the Settlement Administrator at 1-866-329-7832, or write to Syngenta Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 2002, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002. You may also contact Jerry Brown of Korein Tillery at 314-241-4844 or email him at

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Council Date with Syngenta 3/26/13
Ea O Ka Aina: Fungicide found to be Frogicide 4/8/11
Ea O Ka Aina: Syngenta poisons the well 3/24/10
Island Breath: Syngenta Poisoning at Waimea Middle School 1/12/07
Island Breath: 2nd Poisoning at Waimea Middle School 2/23/07


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