|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:22:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Paducah (Lentucky) legal case|
Neighbors hope order yields Ky. nuke plant answers By BRETT BARROUQUERE/Associated Press Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) July 13, 2009Ronald Lamb lives in the shadow of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, where uranium is reprocessed and enriched for use as nuclear fuel. Like many neighbors suing over radiation, he blames pollution from the plant for leaving his land worthless.
"They just stole my inheritance," Lamb said. "I'll never believe nothing else."
As attorneys for Lamb and other landowners near the plant in far western Kentucky seek answers about happened to their property and compensation for their claims, a federal judge has ordered former plant operators Union Carbide Corp., and Lockheed Martin to find employees who can testify in a deposition about environmental practices at the plant from the 1950s through the 1980s.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Goebel this month ordered the companies to identify and make available people who could testify to the environmental practices at the plant. Goebel initially gave Union Carbide until July 7 to identify who would be deposed and the plaintiffs until Aug. 28 to complete the questioning.
... For the entire article, see http://www.kentucky.com/471/story/860719.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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