Kentucky Uranium Plant Suit Revived

Law360, New York (November 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit has reversed the summary judgment granted to Union Carbide Corp., Lockheed Martin Energy Systems Inc. and other operators of a leaky uranium enrichment plant, which had been sued by neighboring homeowners for damage done to their property.

The appeals panel on Friday rejected a ruling from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. The district court had said the local homeowners' claims of intentional trespass, nuisance and strict liability could stand only if accompanied by proof that the level of contamination...
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