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A Nov. 17, 1969 Monsanto presentation that notes, among other things, PCB environmental problems were a “very serious one” and a “worldwide ecological problem” (Monsanto’s emphasis); PCBs are highly toxic to the reproduction of birds; PCB pollution threatened one of Monsanto’s “most profitable franchises”; and their recommended course of action would “retain or convert a good portion of our business and profits.”
A Sept. 9, 1969 Monsanto memo called “Defense of Aroclor – F. Fluids” (Aroclor is Monsanto’s trade name for PCBs) says Monsanto’s general policy will be to “make the Govt., States, and Universities prove their case, but avoid as much confrontation as possible”; “let Govt. prove its case, on case by case basis”, “we can prove some things are OK at low concentration. Give Monsanto some defense”; and “we can’t defend vs. everything. Some animals or fish or insects will be harmed”.
A Feb. 8, 1972 set of talking points from General Electric that states that the environmental concerns are because in the mid-60’s, scientific instruments become more sophisticated”; PCBs are getting into the environment because of improper handling, use, and disposal”; “toxicity is a relative term”; and “some studies have shown PCBs “can be detrimental to the reproductive cycles of certain species of wildlife.”