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Norwalk receives $327,000 settlement

Scott Seitz2 • Feb 7, 2013 at 7:07 PM

The city of Norwalk announced a bit of positive financial news at Tuesday night's council meeting.

Norwalk was recently the recipient of a $327,000 settlement from the Swiss company Syngenta. Syngenta is the producer of the weed killer atrazine.

Atrazine had run off farm fields in more than 1,000 local and state areas, causing those municipalities expense in treating the atrazine in drinking water supplies.

Syngenta paid a total of $65 million in settlements.

Josh Snyder, Norwalk public works director, said the water treatment plant treated the water that contained atrazine and no residents were in any danger from this chemical.

"But there was an expense in treating it," Snyder said after Tuesday's meeting.

A full story about this subject and other matters discussed by council was published in Wednesday's Reflector. To read more, pick up a copy of that issue or subscribe to the e-paper for less than $1 per week and read it now.

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