Railroad tie treatment plant in The Dalles proposes settlement of class-action pollution lawsuit
AmeriTies, which treats railroad ties with creosote in The Dalles, offered $1.25 million in property damages stemming from its toxic air pollutants in a proposed lawsuit settlement filed in Wasco County Circuit Court, according to the Portland environmental journal Cascadia Times.
A July 28 piece by environmental reporter Paul Koberstein notes the company did not offer to pay for any alleged health damages, other than an additional $250,000 to minimize the impact of air emissions from the plant. The company also would pay up to $500,000 to plaintiff lawyers.
A class action lawsuit filed in 2016 originally sought $20 million.
People eligible to receive payments must have owned or rented residential property in The Dalles from Aug. 8, 2010 until a final settlement date to be determined in court.
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