South Korea Court Orders US Firms, Monsanto, Dow Chemical To Pay Up Over 'Agent Orange'Submitted by emalvini on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 15:12
South Korea Court Orders US Firms, Monsanto, Dow Chemical To Pay Up Over 'Agent Orange'
AFP 7/12/2013 5:43:51 PM
South Korea's highest court on Friday upheld a ruling ordering two US Agent Orange makers to compensate 39 Vietnam War veterans, while sending another decision back to a lower court for review.
The Supreme Court recognised the correlation between the toxic defoliant and certain skin diseases, saying the 39 victims should receive a total of 466 million won ($415,000) from Dow Chemical and Monsanto.