|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Jun 2011 23:52:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Raytheon settles with neighbors in St. Petersburg, Florida|
Raytheon neighbors settle pollution suit for $2,500 each By MARK DOUGLAS Tampa Bay Online (FL) June 17, 2011Three 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, seehttp://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 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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