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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:16:25 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Vapor intrusion lawsuit at General Mills, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TCE lawsuit inches on, Como organizes outreach
On Friday, a court heard the lawsuit alleging residents' health and homes are at risk.

By Zoe DiCicco
Minnesota Daily
September 15, 2014

While Southeast Como neighborhood residents' concerns about harmful vapors in their homes continue to linger, a lawsuit against General Mills is moving forward.

On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota heard the case against General Mills, in which a few neighborhood residents claim the company put locals' health and the value of their homes at risk by dumping TCE, also known as trichloroethylene, in the area for 15 years.

At Friday's hearing, General Mills argued that it was not the only company that previously dumped toxins in the neighborhood, noting that the site was an industrial area when the company occupied it in the mid-1900s.

The residents' lawyers said at the hearing they aren't looking to prove that the company's dumping was the only source of the TCE pollution, but instead that it was the main source.


For the entire article, see
http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/14/tce-lawsuit-inches-como- organizes-outreach


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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