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July 9, 2010

New Apollo, Parks nuclear operations lawsuits filed

Motley Rice environmental lawyers have filed additional nuclear contamination lawsuits in federal court in Pittsburgh, PA alleging that emissions from two former nuclear fuel processing plants in Armstrong County, PA have caused personal injury, property damage and wrongful death. The defendants in the case are Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group and Atlantic Richfield Company. The case now totals an estimated 70 plaintiffs who will be represented since the first suits were filed in January of 2010.

Motley Rice environmental attorney Fidelma Fitzpatrick is representing the plaintiffs, claiming that there are roughly 20 kinds of cancers linked to radiation contamination, including breast, cervical, kidney, brain, ovarian and thyroid cancers.

Motley Rice will host a town hall meeting in Leechburg, PA on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the United Steelworkers Local 1130 meeting hall at 6:30 p.m. to providmore details about the contamination lawsuits and present educational information related to radiation contamination and the potential hazards present in the affected area. Residents and claimants are invited to attend.

Read more about the Apollo, Parks nuclear plant lawsuits in the full article written by Aspinwall Herald reporter Mary Ann Thomas.