Monthly Archives:' August 2012

Canadian company has link to Rosewood fertilizer plant

One of North America’s most prominent farm corporations has ties to the old fertilizer factory suspected of poisoning yards in a working-class neighborhood of south Columbia.

Whether Canada’s Agrium Inc. would be liable for cleanup costs in Edisto Court off Rosewood Drive isn’t yet known.

But federal regulators are looking for a person or company with the legal responsibility to reimburse taxpayers if a cleanup is launched. And state regulators say the old fertilizer factory, operated by the F.S. Royster Guano Co., is the most likely source of the arsenic and lead contamination.