S. Mpls. Residents File Lawsuits Over Potentially Harmful Vapors

Updated: 12/06/2013 6:07 AM
Created: 12/05/2013 9:32 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Neighbors in southeast Minneapolis, whose homes tested positive for dangerous vapors, filed a class action lawsuit against General Mills.

The Minneapolis-based law firm, Zimmerman Reed, is representing the Como neighborhood residents.

The lawsuit alleges that the TCE chemical, which was dumped years ago at an old General Mills research facility, puts their health at risk and lowers property values.

Seventeen homes tested positive for the vapors.

General Mills has offered to install and pay for ventilation systems.

A judge will decide if this will move forward as a class action lawsuit.

Photo: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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