Issue Date: March 18, 2013
BASF, Shell To Pay In Brazilian Case
BASF and Shell Chemicals have agreed to settle an action brought against them by former workers at an agrochemical plant in Paulínia, Brazil. The workers claimed they suffered adverse health effects from chemical exposure. The two firms tell C&EN they have agreed to pay the workers $188 million, plus workers’ medical bills. About $25 million of the payment will help establish a maternity hospital in Paulínia, and $75 million will . . .
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