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Cabot Koppers Lawsuit
Neighbors are tired of waiting for the owners of the Cabot Koppers property to clean up the superfund site.
Now, they want the owners to clean up... their homes.
More than a half- dozen Gainesville residents filed a federal lawsuit today... Hoping to force Koppers Incorporated, Cabot Corporation, and Beazer East Incorporated to pay 500-million dollars to decontaminate their homes and monitor their health.
They say a private test showed extremely high levels of dioxin inside their homes... even higher than the levels found in the soil outside.
The property housed facilities that leaked contaminants into the soil... and has been a superfund site for more than 25 years.
Neighbors say they just want the site cleaned up.
"I think its way overdue,” said Rick Keebler, who lives near the site. “Like I said, its something that should have happened probably at least 50 years ago because Gainesville is a growing community and it needs to be clean."
Other neighbors tell us they are considering joining the lawsuit. The lawyers are seeking class action status for up to 25-thousand people.
Calls to the companies responsible for the property have not been returned.
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- Gainesville Residents Voice Concerns at Cabot-Kopper Site Meeting
- Health Department Notifies Cabot- Kopper Site Neighbors About Health Risks
- Community Response to the EPA's Cabot-Koppers Clean Up Plan
- Cabot Koppers Superfund Site "Open House"
- Cabot-Koppers Clean-Up Concerns
- Cabot To Clean Up Creeks
- Cabot Tar Clean-Up Finished
- New Test Results Show Contamination at Koppers