Atrazine Class Action Settlement Checks Are Being Sent to Community Water System Claimants.

On October 23, 2012, Judge Phil Gilbert in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois approved the $105 million nationwide atrazine settlement. After an extensive notification effort that included two first-class letters, an email and direct phone contact, 1,085 class members filed claims seeking a portion of the $105 million settlement fund. These class members will receive payments based on evidence of: (1) the levels of atrazine in the water; (2) how often atrazine had been found in the water; (3) how long ago atrazine had been found in the water; and (4) the population served. Generally, the more water processed by a system or the frequency of high concentrations of atrazine, the more money they received. The following map shows the location of each water system receiving funds and the magnitude of their recovery:

Settlement Points
  • On October 23, 2012, a federal judge in Illinois issued final settlement approval.
  • 1,085 water systems receive settlement funds.
  • Nearly 37 million people live in the areas served by the claimant water systems.
  • The class is represented by Korein Tillery of St. Louis and Baron & Budd of Dallas.
  • Settlement amounts are determined by levels, frequency and duration of atrazine contamination.
  • There are no restrictions on how the funds are used.

How can I get more information?

Additional information is available on this website, or you can call the Settlement Administrator at 1-866-329-7832, or write to Syngenta Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 2002, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2002. You may also contact Jerry Brown of Korein Tillery at 314-241-4844 or email him at