Tenn. Nuke Plants Caused Cancer, Property Damage: Suit

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A group of Tennessee residents launched a putative class action in federal court Monday, alleging that the release of hazardous substances from nuclear materials processing facilities operated by Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. caused them to contract cancer and suffer property damage.

From the time that the processing facilities in Erwin, Tenn., opened in 1957, the operations conducted at these facilities, including the remediation and decommissioning operations of a plutonium plant and waste retention ponds, have generated significant amounts of substances that are highly toxic to humans...
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