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Lawsuits Filed in Brain Tumor Cases

Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents of a town who allege they developed brain tumors as a result of a nearby insulation factory dumping hazardous waste into the community. Testing on environmental samples collected in the area revealed the presence of arsenic and lead. In 1989, the factory, which closed over 20 years ago, was accused of burying containers of hazardous waste. The Environmental Protection Agency says more testing is scheduled, including water sampling near the closed plant. The cases seek class-action status that if granted may allow thousands of people who live or have lived near the factory to receive damages. For the full story, click here.