Published in Cancer Weekly, February 17th, 2004
The 81 plaintiffs, including families of four people who allegedly died from exposure, are seeking unspecified damages for medical costs, lost wages and fear of cancer or death.
The lawsuit was filed against Union Carbide Corp., which had mine and milling operations in Uravan from 1936 to 1984, and its subsidiary Umetco Minerals Corp. The plaintiffs accused the companies of failing to warn residents about contaminated soil, groundwater and air that...
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