10th Circ. Nixes Union Carbide Radiation Suit

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 3:15 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by residents of a former uranium and vanadium milling town in Colorado that was owned by Union Carbide Corp. and Umetco Minerals Corp., finding they are not entitled to seek payment for medical monitoring to detect latent radiation-related health problems.

Upholding a lower court's dismissal of the case, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Aug. 21 that the plaintiffs' personal injury claims failed for lack of evidence of...
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