The Old Days At Schering Plough — “Open Pit Pharming”? An Environmental Nightmare. . .

This is a new post, simply to highlight (and thank!) a commenter — for the contribution — to the last post:

. . . .Anonymous said:

It was common knowledge within S+P that in the ‘old days’ there were open retention pits where the company was allowed to dump manufacturing spillage/waste. These eventually were capped and allowed to overgrow with grass and trees. This was a common practice in NJ for many of the pharma companies. Look up the history for Ciba-Geigy, Roche and Merck.

For a more interesting story, go check out the history of Westinghouse in Bloomfield NJ. It dumped spillage of the uranium processing for the bomb during WWII in a local landfill and down the drain.

January 8, 2014 at 7:55 AM. . . .

Based on my experiences, I’d say Anon. is largely right — as to that by-gone era. . .

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