Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Brazil Chemical Facility Contamination
The Brazilian units of BASF and Royal Dutch Shell were fined a total of 622 million reais (US$357 million) for contamination at a chemical plant in Brazil that allegedly caused workers to suffer health problems from the 1970s to 2002. The companies will also pay 64,500 reais (US$37,000) in damages to each worker and any child born during or after their service at the plant. The plant, in plant in Paulinia, Sao Paulo state, was built by Shell in the late 1970s and was sold in 1992 to Cyanamid, later acquired by BASF.
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