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Oceanographer Testifies Plastic Pellets are Poisonous
Crossroads environmental group San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper filed a lawsuit against Formosa Plastics for the pellets it was releasing into the local waterbodies. 

That trial, which is being held in Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Victoria, will be decided by Senior U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt. Members of San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper are seeking up to $184 million in damages to be awarded to the federal government. Formosa attorneys have yet to call their witnesses, which also include a scientist.

Each day, the plant produces about 1 trillion such pellets, but the amount released daily is a key point of contention between both sides.


 
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