2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 Nov 2005 22:24:29 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Klamath Falls (OR) asbestos settlement
Developer settles asbestos case 
Dangerous dirt - Families whose Klamath Falls homes were built on a
contaminated site will receive $10.6 million 

The Oregonian 
November 23, 2005

Eighteen Klamath Falls families whose homes were built on an asbestos
burial site will get more than $10.6 million from the developers,
according to a settlement released Tuesday. 

Lawyers for families living in the North Ridge Estates subdivision
fought in state and federal courts for three years before reaching
agreement with MBK Partnership, which built the homes, and the four
people who made up the development company. 


Families living in the subdivision learned three years ago that their
houses had been built on the site of a barracks constructed for U.S.
Marines returning from World War II. As the buildings fell apart or were
demolished, the soil became contaminated with tons of debris containing
fibrous asbestos, which could be inhaled. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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