Suit filed against Monolyte for 2012 plant fire
SLAUGHTER - People living near a chemical plant which exploded and burned down last year in Slaughter filed suit against the owner, Monolyte Labs, today.
The 11 residents who filed suit lived next to the plant when it burned in November 2012, and claimed they're still experiencing respiratory problems and other symptoms from the fire and cleanup.
The suit claimed the property cleanup was slow, and released chemicals into the surrounding ground, water and air. The lawsuit also named several other companies as defendants, including Ascension Fasteners, Inc.; Rockwater Fluids Conditioning, LLC, and Rockwater Energy Solutions.
The plant produced oil dispersant chemicals as its main product, and used known carcinogens in the process.
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