Three years after 145 bushels of soybeans were grown on land with sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site, 91,000 bushels of soybeans need to be destroyed.
According to the Associated Press, the 145 bushels of beans were stored with additional bushels, estimated to be worth more than $800,000. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says the soybeans are indistinguishable and are not able to be sorted.
For the last three years, the beans have been stored in Hamilton in Allegan County. The crop was grown by Golden grain Farms and sold to CHS.
CHS has filed a lawsuit against Golden Grain to seek compensation for the 91,000 bushels.
According to the state, the Kalamazoo River Superfund site in western Michigan was not supposed to be used to farm.