Scotts Co., the U.S.’s biggest supplier of lawn and garden products, has damaged the environment and endangered public health near its plant in Marysville, Ohio, reports the Columbus Dispatch in a two-day series. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency documents show that dangerous levels of pesticides and herbicides, including DDT, have seeped from company landfills and waste lagoons into a creek, which joins a tributary of the Sciotio River about 10 miles from a source of drinking water for Columbus. Also, at least five Scotts workers have died and dozens have been made ill by asbestos fibers they inhaled while handling asbestos-contaminated vermiculite, an ore used in potting soil and fertilizers.