Hausfeld Files Suit on Behalf of St. Louis Property Owners With Radioactive Contamination

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hausfeld, a global claimants’ law firm, announced that it has filed a lawsuit in St. Louis County, Missouri seeking to recover damages on behalf of local residents for radioactive contamination of their property.  This contamination is a legacy waste product from the processing of uranium ores from the Manhattan Project in St. Louis in the 1940s.  It is alleged that the wastes have been mishandled over the decades and now contaminate homes and businesses surrounding the West Lake Landfill. The defendants in the case are Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, Republic Services, Inc., Allied Services, L.L.C., Rock Road Industries, Inc., MI Holdings, Inc., Mallinckrodt, Inc., Cotter Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Company, and Exelon Corporation. Hausfeld is working with several experts in radiological contamination and clean-up who have carried out extensive testing in the affected community and have confirmed that the areas around the West Lake and Bridgeton Landfills are contaminated with the same uranium ore radioactive materials that Defendants processed and dumped in several St. Louis area neighborhoods. The measurements of these radioactive materials on plaintiffs’ property and in their home are far above safety standards. These radioactive wastes contain known human carcinogens.

The radioactive contamination in St. Louis County threatens many local businesses and residents, including plaintiffs Mr. Michael Dailey and Mrs. Robbin Dailey. Hausfeld partner Richard Lewis noted: “There has been some suggestion in the media the contamination from the Landfill site has not reached the properties near the site, but the data is quite clear that off-site contamination is a serious problem in several neighborhoods around the landfill.” Plaintiff Robbin Dailey commented: “I am shocked and disappointed that the radioactive contamination is now being detected inside peoples’ homes.” The complaint seeks an injunction requiring the defendants to pay monitoring and clean-up costs for plaintiffs’ homes, as well as damages for the lost value of plaintiffs’ property.

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Deborah Schwartz 
Media Relations 
(240) 355-8838

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