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United States v. Monsanto Co.
Citation:858 F.2d 160 (1988)
The site-owners leased their land to a chemical manufacturing company. The land was used as a waste storage and disposal facility. The waste stored at the site was hazardous. A toxic cloud formed due to leaking chemicals. The leaking of the chemicals caused explosions and fires. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigated the site and discovered that it was filled with waste beyond its capacity. The EPA also found that the waste was stored in a reckless manner. Several waste generators contracted with the waste disposal facility.
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