Orlando Utility Sued Over Coal Plant Property Damage

Law360 (December 20, 2018, 8:54 PM EST) -- Three Orlando residents who live near a power plant that is partially run on coal filed a putative class action in Florida state court against plant owner Orlando Utilities Commission and developers, alleging that emissions from the plant contaminated nearby properties and elevated local cancer rates.

Michelle Irizarry and two other residents said about 30,000 people were impacted by the toxic dust and particulate matter that was emitted from two coal-fired units of the Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center that "have contaminated the plaintiffs' properties with carcinogenic radionuclides."

While much of the suit details the alleged increased cancer rates in the...

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