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Residents Sue Over Radioactive Material Storage Sites

A business owner in Bridgeton and a homeowner in St. Ann have filed lawsuits pursuing compensation for damages they say were caused by the negligent handling of radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill and at storage sites along Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County.

The two lawsuits, which both seek class action status, were filed Tuesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Among defendants named in the lawsuits are Republic Services, Exelon Corp., Cotter Corp., and the St. Louis Airport Authority.

The lawsuit alleges that, “Defendants treated these hazardous, toxic, carcinogenic, radioactive wastes with about the same level of care that a reasonable person might give to common household garbage, dumping it without authority from the State of Missouri and in violation of law.”

Additionally, more than 140 federal lawsuits have been filed since 2012 on behalf of current and former north St. Louis County residents, or their heirs, who claim exposure to the waste caused cancers and deaths. Those lawsuits, which are still ongoing, focus on the U.S. government, and Cotter as principal defendants.

If your or someone you know has been harmed due to exposure to a toxin, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.


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