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Class Action Status Denied For Tritium Suit Plaintiffs

Law360 (March 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Illinois residents suing Exelon Corp. for radioactive tritium spills near Will County lost their plea to certify the lawsuit as a class action this week because their class was “overbroad.”

U.S. District Court Judge Suzanne Conlon said on Monday that the proposed class of plaintiffs, up to 6,500 people living in a 25-square-mile area surrounding Exelon’s Braidwood Generating Station, was too expansive.

Braidwood Generating Station, located about 60 miles south of Chicago, allegedly spilled six million gallons of water containing tritium irradiated water from an underground...
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