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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 23:52:43 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Raytheon settles with neighbors in St. Petersburg, Florida
Raytheon neighbors settle pollution suit for $2,500 each

Tampa Bay Online (FL)
June 17, 2011

Three years after filing a lawsuit against the Raytheon Co. for polluting a St. Petersburg neighborhood, attorneys have agreed to a settlement in which most homeowners will get $2,500 each.

If all those entitled to the settlement collect their money, the cost would amount to about $900,000, which is far short of the hundreds of millions that the homeowners' attorneys originally estimated.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington agreed to accept the agreement during a hearing Thursday.

Raytheon inherited a now-defunct defense plant, at 1501 72nd St. N., where underground pollution was first discovered in 1991.

The previous owner, E-Systems, had dumped chemicals and solvents used to clean and manufacture electronic parts in open pits behind its buildings. Other chemicals leaked from underground tanks.


For the entire article, see
http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2011/jun/17/MENEWSO10-raytheon- neighbors-settle-pollution-suit-ar-237919/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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