Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Deal reached in Maryland well contamination suit

January 5, 2009 - A class-action lawsuit against Maryland’s largest power company was settled on December 30 when a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge approved an estimated $54.4 million settlement over a case involving fly ash dumped in a Gambrills, MD, mine, The Daily Record recently reported.

A Gambrills family filed a lawsuit in November 2007 against Constellation Energy, contending that their neighborhood’s drinking water was contaminated with coal ash, as WaterTech Online® reported. Constellation Energy and the operator of its fly ash dump site were fined $1 million by the Maryland Department of the Environment in October 2007 for contaminating drinking water in private wells.

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