United States

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North America
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Leukemia Cluster in Woburn, US, Linked to Chemical Leakage and Tainted Water

"Roundup Ready": The First Widely Used Genetically Modified Crop

The multinational, agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto developed the first widely used genetically modified crop with the introduction of the “Roundup Ready” soybean.


Toxic Dumpsite "Love Canal" on EPA's National Priorities List

Love Canal was placed on EPA’s National Priorities List in 1981 to receive federal cleanup aid. The Niagara Falls School District built communities on soil contaminated by long-term toxic waste from the Hooker Chemical Company, causing miscarriages of children and birth defects decades after the dumpsite was closed.